Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru « Les Corbeaux »

Rich & Opulent
Already a step into the road of Grands Crus

The Vineyard

Annual production 700 – 1100 bottles
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Soil Clayey and chalky
Average Vine Age 60 years
Situation The vines are located just next to the Grand Cru Mazis-Chambertin and face directly East. This is the last plot on the North in the continuity of the 9 Grands Crus. On the opposite of what a French native could think, this name has no relation to the French word "corbeaux" which means "crows". The name of the Climat "les Corbeaux" comes from the Latin word "curvus", meaning "a curve" and refering to the topography of this parcel. This word became "corbe" in ancient French and "corbeau".


The grapes are hand-picked and 100% destemmed after sorting. Pre-fermentation maceration (12°C) for 5 days. Fermentation in temperature controlled vat with pumping-over and punching of the cap at the beginning. Warm post-fermentation maceration before the wine is put in barrels.

Ageing Free-run wine and press wine are aged separately 18 months in oak barrels, 50% new oak. Malolactic fermentation. Bottling after a soft filtration, depending on the vintage, and sulfites reduced to the minimum.

Tasting Notes

Color Ruby Red
Aromas Nice notes of fresh berries, thyme and soft spices, slight aromas of roasted cocoa
Taste The attack is opulent and wraps up the palate. Very wide and generous, the mouthwatering finish will make you want to open a new bottle.
Food Matching Prime rib - meat in sauce - duck