Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Corbeaux"

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This lieu-dit is under the influence of the Grands Crus hillside.

Soil: Brown calcareous soils that are decomposed soils, clays and, above them, non-decalcified light scree. These are great soils, perfect for vines.
Les Corbeaux vines are on a gentle slope, almost flat and with not very stony ground above and deeper, richer ground below.

Grape variety : Pinot Noir
Family holding : 19 ares 07
Years planted : 1935 to 1960
Annual production : 945 bottles approx.


Ripeness is ensured by grape bunches that are "millerandée" (with small berries).
Natural concentration is strong, which allows slightly more extractive vinification.


This wine reacts very well to new oak (50%). On tasting in barrel, it immediately shows its potential and the quality of the vintage. Aeration during ageing has often proved to us that this was necessary in order to allow its aromatic treasures to explode.


Les Corbeaux provides a wine influenced by its Grand Cru neighbour, Mazis-Chambertin. It is rich and full, with great consistency and lovely olfactory intensity. It is fine and elegant wine, with exuberant fruit dominated by nuances of blackcurrant, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry. More in length than power, with silky fleshiness, it is the fullness and also the exquisite viscosity that accentuate its remarkable retro-olfaction.
You can appreciate this wine between 7 and 15 years old.