Grand Cru Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

Location
Burgundy, France
Level
Grand Cru
Variety
Pinot Noir
Region
Côte de Nuits

Soils

Marly limestone and clay with crumbled rocks holding traces of potassium, iron and phosphorus

Winemaking

Manual harvest is small cases, followed by manual sorting of each grape. The wine is aged for 14 months in 40% new oak.

Tasting Notes

Intense and complex aromas on the nose. Structured - though not excessively - and with lovely fleshiness, this is a sumptuous wine with a great ageing potential.

Points of Distinction

  • The most prestigious Grand Cru in Gevrey-Chambertin is also one of the oldest walled vineyards in France.
  • Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze shared the imperial crown with Chambertin: during his reign, Napoleon would drink no other wines.