Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Champeaux” — 2016
Champeaux is situated in what is still a wild place, with dry stone walls and stone cabottes, at the extreme northern end of Gevrey-Chambertin on a terrace at an altitude of 340 meters (1115 feet). One has the impression of finding oneself in a discrete, protected little field hidden away on the Côte d’Or. The vineyard is on the mid-slope of the hill, towards the northern end of Côte St-Jacques. The soil composition varies greatly heading down the slope, with whitish marl at the top, rock outcrops in the middle and more alluvial soils near the bottom, containing a mix of red and brown earth.
- Vineyards: Les Cazetiers
- Cultivation: Lutte raisonnée (“reasoned protection”)
- Viticulture: Two green harvests during the summer; sustainably farmed
- Size: 6.67 ha (16.5 acres)
- Vine Age: 55 years
- Elevation: 340 meters (1,115 feet)
- Orientation: East/northeast
- Density: 10,000 vines/ha
Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru – 2016 – Vinous – 92-94 Points
(the crop level here was 35 hectoliters per hectare): Medium red. Complex, alluring scents of raspberry, animal fur and pepper. A step up in finesse of texture from the village Gevrey, but still with terrific nuance and inner-mouth lift to its youthfully tight flavors of raspberry, crushed rock and flowers. The energetic yet edge-free finish is juicy, palate-cleansing...
Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux – 2016 – Planet Grape
Superb finesse with ripe cranberry and strawberry. Oak aging contributes suggestions of vanilla, sassafras, black tea and caramel.