About The Wine
The Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Chezeaux stands as a model village wine that one should pursue given its position on the Côte. It’s directly downslope from one the Côte d’Or’s top premier crus, Les Cazetiers, and on the north side of Gevrey, an area with a particular talent for more elegant wines within this appellation known for its power. It’s mid-slope and sits at an altitude of 290 meters—similar positioning to most grand crus. While it has the same type of limestone bedrock (crinoidal) as many of the Gevrey-Chambertin grand crus (made clear by a quick glance at a geological map of the commune), the topsoil is slightly altered by former waterways which makes for a perceptible coarser-grained, unsorted soil matrix, which (in theory!) may render the wines with more of a grainy texture as opposed to a more sleek profile. I am compelled to state that the differences in places like this compared to those just upslope, like Berthaut’s premier cru, Les Cazetiers, don’t pose such dramatic differences to most people. Winemaking decisions can alter wines so immensely that when young some of these subtle differences may not be at all obvious, any more than a typical description of a particular appellation would be. But given the proper amount of time open, and within the context of other wines made by the same hand, the differences may become more apparent. Here we can expect a solid Gevrey-Chambertin appellation wine with plenty of body and structure, but with finer lines and higher tones, as is typical in this northern section of this large commune.