Chambertin takes its name from a Burgonde who owned a field adjoining the Clos-de-Bèze: the property took the name of Chambertin. The winegrower was gifted and his wine excellent. Everybody spoke about the “Champs de Bertin” (Bertin’s Field) to refer to his vineyard. In the XIIIth century, Chambertin became a word used frequently in everyday language.
Our wine comes from vines, situated in the locality of Gevrey-Chambertin in the climate called Chambertin. Facing South-East, at an altitude of 270 metres, they are planted in a soil made up of brown limestone, out of altered crinoidal limestone in the lower part of the parcel and ostrea acuminata marls.
The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.
Intense ruby. Complex nose of macerated red and black fruit, sweet spices and undergrowth. On the palate it is medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and freshness in balance with softness. Very long and wonderful.
Wine with excellent aging prospects.
Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° -18 ° C. A great wine suitable for red meats and aged cheeses.