Discover the Mazis-Chambertin appellation
To the north of the Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze, we find its cousin: the Mazis-Chambertin. Its peculiar name "Mazis" appeared around 1420, reminiscent of the many hovels that populated the Burgundy hills at the time. Here, there isn’t much soil to work with, but what they have is more than enough to produce some of the richest and most powerful wines around. The Hospices of Beaune are actually responsible for one of the best iterations of this appellation: the Cuvée Madeleine Colignon (offered to the Hospices by the Thomas-Colignon family in 1976).
The Mazis-Chambertin AOC is among the finest Grands Crus on the Côte de Nuits. It represents 9 hectares of vineyard, stretching over 2 localities of the Gevrey-Chambertin commune: the Mazis-Bas and the Mazis-Haut (lower and upper Mazis, in French). It can produce around 320 hectoliters of wine per year. This Burgundy climate is located near the exit of the Combe de Lavaux, growing in rich soils made of screes and limestone. Since there isn’t much soil in the upper part, winemakers need to be wary of losses when it rains too heavily.
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