Established in 1936, Gevrey-Chambertin
is a village appellation in the Côte de Nuits (the northern part of the Côte-d'Or). The vineyards in this appellation can be found in the town of the same name and also extend into the village of Brochon. It also comprises nine grand crus and 26 climats (vineyard plots) classified Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru. As with most appellations in Burgundy, the name of the appellation may be followed on wine labels by the name of the climat where the wine was grown.
The vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin cover almost 410 hectares (1013 acres), of which 80 ha (198 acres) are premier cru. They sit at altitudes ranging from 280 to 380 meters (918 to 1,247 feet) above sea level and enjoy east and southeast exposures. The premier crus are generally on shallow brown limestone, and other plots offer calcareous brown soil, brown limestone, marl covered with scree, and, on the lower parts of the hillside, red silt.
All wines produced under the appellations of Gevrey-Chambertin and Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru are made from one of Burgundy's primary varieties: Pinot Noir. They are solidly structured, powerful, and well suited to aging. The best expressions of this appellation can be found at Domaine René Bouvier, Maison Louis Jadot, Domaine Antonin Guyon, Louis Latour, and Maison Bouchard Père et Fils.
More informations on the website of the wines of Gevrey-Chambertin