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Latricières-Chambertin

Pleasure Wine: Latricières-Chambertin Wines

 

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The parcel of Latricières-Chambertin is located on the famous commune of Gevrey-Chambertin, on the Côte de Nuits. You will find it at the very south of the vineyard, right next to the parcel of Mazoyères-Chambertin. There are many other renowned appellations in this very vineyard, such as the Mazis-Chambertin. The Latricières-Chambertin is in fact just one of the 9 Grand Cru AOCs available here. It was officially created in 1937.

Planted by the Romans and then cared for by the local monks during the Middle Ages, the Latricières-Chambertin vineyard has a small area of production of 7 hectares only. The average output is 275 hectoliters of wine per year (this represents approximately 37,000 bottles in total). The Latricières-Chambertin is a red wine, mainly made with Pinot Noir grapes that grow in these limestone and clay soils. This specific grape variety is found in a Burgundy locality that has existed since the 16th century.

The term "la tricière" appeared in 1508. It was an old French word used to describe a very poor and infertile soil, where nothing could grow except grapevines. In 1855, Dr. Jules Lavalle (the author of the book "Histoire de la Statistique de la Vigne et des Grands Vins de la Côte d'Or") was already singing the praises of the Latricières wines, classifying them as "seconde cuvée". In 1931, the name of the small locality was changed to reflect its flourishing wine business. What was simply known as "Latricières" during the early century became "Latricières-Chambertin".

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