Gevrey-Chambertin is a wine with a beautiful, bright ruby color. Intensely fruity on the nose, the aromas are reminiscent of black cherry, wild blackberry and licorice. The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes, such as mild spice, nutmeg and leather. Later still, mushroom and damp earth nuances make their appearance. Although present on the palate, tannin is never astringent but blends itself harmoniously with the natural freshness and "gras" (velvety texture) of the wine. The same aromas encountered earlier on the nose are found again in the aftertaste.
Gevrey-Chambertin could be served with beef bourguignon, coq au vin, grilled meat and great cheeses.
Light & Fruity
This is a light, but sophisticated Pinot Noir. This is another wine served at a wine party and everyone loved it. It was a little lighter than I expected, but great fruit flavors with hints of oak. It is a great Burgundy wine to try to understand the difference between French and California Pinot Noirs.