2011 Bruno Clavelier Gevrey Chambertin Les Corbeaux 750mL
Country Hierarchy: Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Les Corbeaux is a Premier Cru climat within the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation just south of Dijon. The vineyard is at the very northern end of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru hill, next to the Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru climat. The wines made here, based on Pinot Noir, are medium bodied with red fruit characters and soft tannins, but lack the concentration of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru wines.
The vineyard sits just south of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin itself, at the mouth of the Combe de Lavaux, a small valley that cuts into the Cote d’Or escarpment. This valley has a significant effect on the terroir in many of the central climats of Gevrey-Chambertin, including Les Corbeaux and its surrounding Premier Cru climats Fonteny and Issarts.