Chambertin is a controlled designation of origin (AOC) produced in the Chambertin climate in Gevrey-Chambertin in the Burgundy region. The origin of Chambertin comes from a peasant named Bertin, who planted his vines on a plot next to Clos de Bèze. After the death of this peasant, the plot will remain called “Champ de Bertin”.
The Chambertin appellation benefits from a temperate climate with a slight continental tendency. It is one of the 9 Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits and covers nearly 14.1 hectares of vineyard. Among the estates that produce wine under the Chambertin appellation, we find the Dugat-Py estate, the Trapet Père et Fils estate and the Maison Leroy. The wines of the Chambertin appellation are very cellaring.
The best vintages in Chambertin Grand Cru are : 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937. The vintages 1945, 1947, 1949 and 1952 are excellent. Finally, 1964, 1971, 1976, 1978 and wines of 1989, 1990, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009 are exceptionnal.