Charmes Chambertin, Grand Cru, 2013

  Laroze de Drouhin

Charmes Chambertin, Grand Cru

Contains Sulphites.

About Laroze de Drouhin

Drouhin-Laroze's new project is Laroze de Drouhin range managed by Philippe sons and daughter. The aim is to have contracts with growers in some of the commune’s top vineyard sites that will compliment their extensive domaine holdings. Production will be small and just as quality focused as that of the domaine. The Drouhins will have control of the vineyard, picking dates but will effectively “buy” the grapes from each vintage, to be fermented, aged and bottled by them. An excellent debut.

Appellation: Chambertin

A 12.9 hectare vineyard in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits. Chambertin is one half of Le Chambertin, the other half being Chambertin Clos de Bèze which is slightly bigger at 15.4ha. Chambertin has always produced some of the most intense and serious red Burgundy there is and was purportedly drunk by Napoleon during his campaigns. Today it is still one of Burgundy's very greatest Grands Crus. The wines are more brooding and closed in their youth than those of Clos de Bèze and age extremely well. Among the arch exponents are Armand Rousseau, Leroy, Trapet, Rossignol-Trapet, Denis Mortet and Louis Remy.