"Chambertin, king of wines, has not usurped its precedent. It combines all possible virtues. It blends grace with strength and unites firmness and force with delicacy. All of these contradicting qualities, vacillating between masculine and feminine, contribute to the admirable synthesis of a unique generosity and complete virtue. In this one wine all the qualities of a great Burgundy are possible: firm and robust like the greatest Cortons, the delicacy of a Musigny, the softness of a Romanée, the fragrance of a Clos de Vougeot"
A shallow sea withdrew over 100 million years ago leaving a peneplain consisting of a horizontal pile of marine sediment deposited in the Jurassic period. After the erection of the Alpes, several faults were produced, one between Lyon and Dijon gave birth to the Côtes de Nuits and Beaune. The formation of the Côte, with its eastern exposure, brought the Jurassic era's geology up to date.
The Combe de Lavaux would eventually form an impressive alluvial cone extending from the vineyard to the plain. On one side of this valley the Côte des Grands Crus may be found, extending almost all the way to Morey, with its nine esteemed wines. The soil is a brown calcareous soil.
Chambertin is the greatest of these 9 Grands Crus. The vineyard is situated on a subsoil of marl, covered by a thin surface of scree and the finest silt. Brown chalky soil developed over these deposits. Our parcel, located at the highest part of the vineyard, is much whiter and very marly. This type of soil slows down the vegetative cycle and imparts this gem of a wine with an exquisite and rare balance.
Grape : Pinot Noir
Surface area : 39,83 ares
Ageing : Aged 18 months in new oak barrels
This wine reveals aromas of red fruit, liquorice and leather. Its structure will enable it to age well for at least 10 years, and up to 40 years or more in great vintages.
Cherry eau de vie note. Powerful and firm when young. May be austere at the height of its youth; requires a minimum of 12 to 15 years before reaching maturity.