Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2005
from Burgundy, France
Gevrey-Chambertin, a large wine-producing village in the Northern part of Côte de Nuits, has one of the greatest areas covered by vines in the whole of Côte d'Or.
The soil is chalky, with a good covering layer of clayey marl which gives the wines their strength and roundness.
Gevrey-Chambertin A.O.C.(Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) can only be a red wine, with Pinot Noir the only grape variety.
Gevrey-Chambertin wines are deep-coloured and possess intense aromatic bouquet reminiscent of blackcurrant and other red and black berries. The wines are renowned for their power wich is always in harmony with a certain dose of smooth tannins. The structure of a Gevrey-Chambertin is such that it will last a long time : 5 to 15 years
Gevrey-Chambertin could be served with boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, grilled meat and great cheeses.
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