Mommessin "Gevrey Chambertin" 1959

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Mommessin "Gevrey Chambertin" 1959

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Gevrey-Chambertin is a village in the Cote de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy that is home to some of the world's most prestigious (and correspondingly expensive) red wines. Apart from its own Gevrey-Chambertin village appellation, the parish lays claim to 26 Premier Cru climats and nine Grand Crus.

Gevrey-Chambertin wines are exclusively red and made predominantly from Pinot Noir grapes. Widely regarded as being the most full-bodied and masculine of the region, the village's wines have a particular intensity of color and rich, deep flavors that have earned Gevrey the title 'King of Burgundy' (the 'Queen' being nearby Chambolle-Musigny). The distinguishing feature of these wines is their intensity, longevity and a distinctive gamey note that is not found in the wines of any other Burgundy commune.

The village was originally called just Gevrey, but in 1847 the parish council added the name of the most prestigious local vineyard, Le Chambertin. This started a trend that ran the length of the Cote d'Or's wine-producing villages, right down to Chassagne-Montrachet in the south. There are 11 Cote d'Or villages with a prestigious vineyard name appended to that of the village.

The vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin are divided quite neatly into three sections. These are dictated largely by variations in terroir and the corresponding land classifications awarded by the INAO – the government body responsible for France's appellation system. Overall, the terroir is characterized by a marginal continental climate and soils composed of red loam over marlstone and limestone sub-strata.

The Grand Crus lie to the south of the village, on the mid-slopes of the Cote d'Or. These nine distinct climats, each with its own appellation, occupy a 1640ft-wide (500m) belt between the village and the boundary with neighboring Morey-Saint-Denis. The Grand Cru climats produce the commune's most expensive wines; like the village itself, they have the prestigious Chambertin name appended to their own.

The majority of the Premier Cru vineyards are located on the highest sites to the west of the village at elevations of 820–1150ft (250–350m). There are also a number of Premier Crus sandwiched between the Grand Cru vineyards and the village.

To the east and north lie the swathes of village-level vineyards, which produce more wine each year than almost any other Cote d'Or commune. The Gevrey-Chambertin appellation is responsible for well over two million bottles of wine per vintage, produced from 1075 acres (435ha) of village and Premier Cru vines.

Producent Mommessin
Jaar 1959
Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
Climat Gevrey Chambertin
Flesgrootte 0,75 L
Aantal flessen 1
Conditie Nee
Waardering Nee