Discover the Charmes-Chambertin appellation
This Grand Cru from Gevrey-Chambertin, whose name comes from the French term "chaume" (an abandoned plot), is located right next to the main road near the Côte de Nuits village. It's also close to the Mazoyères-Chambertin appellation, and they're sometimes clumped together to form the Charmes-Chambertins (plural). Mazoyères grows on a rocky soil, to the south of Charmes.
The Burgundy AOC Charmes-Chambertin produces red wines that are among the 9 Grands Crus Classés of Gevrey-Chambertin. The total surface of this vineyard is more than 15 hectares. It's located on a sunlit slope, with a very thin red soil, made of marls, pebbles and iron. The bedrock is full of crevices, allowing the vineroots to go deep underground. These roots are also very old: depending on the parcel, some of them are more than a hundred years old. Each year, 1,100 hectoliters of red wines (more than 153,000 bottles) are produced here.
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