One of the great appellations of the Côte de Nuits both in terms of size and of reputation, Gevrey-Chambertin is characterized by a wide variety of different terroirs. No white wines are found here, only Pinot Noir is cultivated. The soils are composed of calcareous clay with the latter dominating. On the surface, the high proportion of scree carried by the dejection cone from the Lavaux valley provides drainage that favours the ripening of the grapes.
The nose features aromas of ripe red and black fruit against a backdrop of spicy, woody notes. Further years of ageing will bring forward animal notes of musk and fur. Full-flavoured and velvety, this wine is silky, robust, tannic and well balanced. A long, beautiful finish that echoes the first nose.
Try this Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Murots” with red meat dishes, small game and fine classic cheeses.
Serve at 17°C (62°F)
This wine may be laid down for 2 to 5 years or more.