Since the early 17th century, the Chambertin has been considered as one of the best red wines of Europe. It was even nicknamed the "King of Wines" at some point. Former property of the canon of Langres, until the French Revolution, its terroir resembles its neighbour, the Clos-de-Bèze. This AOC is one of the 9 Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits. As for the vineyard itself, it covers 13 hectares of soft slopes, facing east, for a perfect exposure to sunlight.
The grapevines grow in a thin layer of soil and they benefit from the perfect conditions to produce a very elegant red wine, especially in the white marls of the upper parts of the slope. The continental climate sometimes clashes with some cold winds, coming from the hilltops. The vineyard is located on the best part of the hill, at 300 meters of altitude. It can output around 480 hectoliters of a powerful and structured wine, with excellent cellaring potential.
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