Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits. There are 26 Premiers Crus and 8 Grands Crus.
Half of the Premiers Crus of Gevrey lies scattered around the perimeter of the Grands Crus ; the other half occupy a steep, Southeast facing slope to the north, with calcareous clay soils.
The Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru "Fontenys" is on the Grands Crus side of the village which means just above the Ruchottes Chambertin and the Mazis Chambertin Grands Crus vineyards.
This premier cru wine is fermented in vats for 3-4 weeks and then aged 14-16 months in oak barrels before bottling.
Winemaker's comments / Gastronomy
With a deep colour, Louis Jadot produces a wine of red fruits, spices and "terroir" aromas. It is a strong wine, well structured as well as delicate. It is quite long in the mouth.
It will perfectly match with sophisticated dishes like red meat "in sauce" (boeuf bourguignon), game or quite strong cheeses.
This wine will certainly improve up to 12 to 15 years in very good conditions of temperature and humidity.
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