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Gevrey-Chambertin "Lavaut 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.  Lavaut St Jacques is a 24 acre vineyard on southeast facing slopes. 

Mounir Saouma states that like Mazis-Chambertin, “Lavaut St Jacques” is tannic, with flavors of plum, chocolate and a meaty character as well.  The vineyard has a clay and iron soil, lies in a cold streak, and sees a slow maturity.  It opens with the savage, meaty qualities and with air becomes flowery and spicy, but sill wild.  It is both a powerful and nervy wine.

Gevrey-Chambertin "Lavaut St Jacques" label