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Berthaut-Gerbet Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Chezeaux Burgundy France, 2019, 750

Berthaut-Gerbet Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Chezeaux Burgundy France, 2019, 750

$ 86.00

Berthaut-Gerbet Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Chezeaux Burgundy France, 2019, 750

  • Size: 0.5 ha (1.2 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted in 1929, 1941, 1985
  • Terroir: Below 1er Cru Les Cazetiers, deep limestone and marl soils
  • Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée
  • Vinification: 50% whole cluster, mostly pump-overs with some punch-downs, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tanks. Aged for 12 months in barrel (20% new).

Etymology:
Chezeaux, Cheusots, Chazots, and Echezeaux, come from the word chesaux, plural of chesal, and derived from the Latin casellum or casalis. The meaning of chesal varies depending on the sources consulted, and appears to have evolved over time, but most often, it refers to a stone house or building. Now whether this is a modest house, a secondary house, or a castle is the question. The tradition at Berthaut is that it means “around the castle.” This would make sense since the Clos des Chezeaux is indeed just below the castle of Gevrey-Chambertin.

Site Description:
Amélie is the only farmer of this 0.5 hectare vineyard. But since this is a métayage arrangement, it is not a monopole bottling. It is a true clos, with walls on all sides. The vineyard is just at the outset of the village on the northern side. It is located mid-slope, at 290-meters elevation. The slope is gentle and faces southeast. The vines range from 40 to 60 years old.

Soil:
The soils are deep, clay-rich, and dark brown in color with approximately 10% gravels and up to 10% poorly-sorted cobbles. The gravels and cobbles vary from well-rounded to angular, indicating that they come from various locations. Many cobbles are of the dark red sandy marl and the angular ones come from just up the slope. Other pieces of rounded to angular “Gevrey silex” and well-rounded, salmon pink conglomerate, indicate that there is also a significant alluvial component.

Bedrock:
The Clos de Chezeaux sits entirely on a bedrock of Crinoidal limestone.


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