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Gevrey-Chambertin "Estournelles St Jacques"

Premier Cru

Gevrey-Chambertin is the northernmost of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits; it covers 1,315 acres. There are 26 premiers crus in Gevrey occupying a total of 211 acres, and eight grands crus lying on a contiguous strip of 215 acres. Half of the premiers crus of Gevrey-Chambertin lie scattered around the perimeter of the grands crus; the other half occupy a steep, southeast-facing slope to the north, and are superior to the former by virtue of their exposition and calcareous clay soils.   Estournelles St Jacques sits just above Lavaut St Jacques, a five acre vineyard at the top of the slope.

Mounir Saouma describes this wine by staying it is in character between "Les Cazetiers", which is fine and subtle, and "Lavaut St Jacques", which is more powerful and tannic.   "Estournelles St Jacques" has a beautiful balance, and a lovely weight that also displays subtlety.

   
Gevrey-Chambertin "Estournelles St Jacques" label