Gevrey-Chambertin is a world famous, wine-producing region eight miles south of Dijon in the Côte de Nuits. Many consider Gevrey-Chambertin the true northern limit of the Côte d’Or. Boasting nine Grand Crus, it is the largest commune in the Côte de Nuits. Archaeological digs have uncovered Gallo-Roman vines dating back to the 1st Century BC. Originally called just Gevrey, the parish council appended the name of the most prestigious local vineyard, Le Chambertin in 1847. The village thrives on the production and sale of wine. The soils are composed of clay and limestone with a good proportion of marls, rich in shellfish fossils.
Derived from old vines ranging in age from 42 to 72 years old, the wine is full of red fruit, raspberry, allspice, black pepper and a touch of smokiness with silky tannins. The 2010 vintage has slightly less spice than the 2009, but more fruit, more exuberance and higher acidity.