Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Les Champeaux
Located on a hillside in the northern part of the appellation, the terroir of our Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru
Les Champeaux is composed entirely of encrinal limestone (Calcaire à Entroques
). The stony soil of this plot (0.22 ha / 0.54 acre) produces healthy
grapes, with good levels of concentration, and excellent ripeness.
The wine is dense and substantial, with a deep bright colour. The palate is rich, and the wine has good depth and flavour, with a persistent finish that reveals elegant, structured tannins. The aromatic expression combines notes of liquorice, spices, and black fruits with more delicate nuances of violets.
This wine great ageing potential, from 10 to 20 years, but it can be drunk younger if it is decanted one hour before serving.
Depending on the vintage, we use 50% whole-bunch fermentation, and ageing lasts about 18 months in oak barrels (with 20% new barrels).
It will pair well with a fillet of venison with fresh cranberries, autumn fruits and vegetables, and chestnut cromesquis
(crunchy chestnut croquettes), but also with cheeses of character.