Burgundy is a minefield of names and ancient plots of soil. The producer Joseph Drouhin have vineyard holding all over the region and the hallowed soils of Gevrey Chambertin make some of the most extraordinary examples of the Pinot Noir grape having been cultivated here since 630AD. Intensely fruity nose of cherry, strawberry, black fruits as well as licorice before aging characters lend further complexity including spice and leather. Everything in harmony here with silky tannins, subtle fruit and superb acid structure holding it all together. It’s perfect with game dishes like pheasant or squab
In general rule, gevrey-chambertin shows a pretty color ruby, lively and brilliant. One notes the beautiful "legs" on the partition of the glass. The flavors are fruity and typical intensément of this name: wild ripe, black cherry. Flavors of wooded are fine and subtly married. The evolution in bottles brings more complexity to the nose, spicier grades of nutmeg and leather before evoking mushroom scents.
Wine Maker Notes
Deep red. Complex aromas of black cherry, minerals, pepper, game and mint. Supple and suave, with an enticing sweetness to the flavors of black fruits, mint and green pepper. Medicinal in a positive way on the back end, with slightly edgy tannins calling for a few years of patience. This has personality.
Gevery Chambertin is deep coloured, possessing intense aromatic bouquet reminiscent of blackcurrant and other red and black berries. The wines are renowned for their power which is always in harmony with a certain dose of smooth tannins. Serve with boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, grilled meat and great cheeses.
Serve with red meats (roasted or in sauces, beef or game), poultries in stew or with mushrooms or cheeses refined.. A gevrey-chambertin must be able to preserve itself, following his top of the line of 12 to 20 years but one can appreciate it in his youth, all in force and in fruit.