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Domaine Vincent et Denis Berthaut
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin AOC, Burgundy, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: Up to 50.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #L01G16

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Last reviewed: 14 December, 2020

Village-Appellation in the Burgundy area Côte de Nuits, which is named after the municipality of the same name. It borders the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis to the south. The total area under vine covers around 500 hectares, including some vineyards in the neighbouring municipality of Brochon. In 1847, Gevrey added the name Chambertin to the place name, which is the name of the most famous and best vineyard on the Côte d'Or. A Chambertin red wine was also one of the favourite wines of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). This is why it is also called "King of wines, wine of kings". A large part of the...

The region in eastern France covers 32,000 km². The capital is Dijon, but the wine capital is Beaune. Administratively it is divided into the four départements Côte d'Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire and Yonne. The wine-growing region of Burgundy, however, does not correspond to this. The wooded Nièvre with its oak wood for the production of barrique barrels belongs to the Loire wine region. The department of the Rhône in the south (not to be confused with the Rhône wine-growing region), the home of the Beaujolais, has great independence. Administratively, it belongs to the Rhône-Alpes...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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