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Gevrey-Chambertin wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Gevrey-Chambertin is a wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France covering the communes of Brochon and Gevrey-Chambertin. It was first proclaimed in September 1936. The name of the appellation can appear on the label followed by the words Premier Cru if the grapes were grown in nominated 'climats'. Only red wines made from Pinot Noir supplemented by small quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc are permitted. The wines from this appellation are of a very high quality.
Dominique Derain produces a great wine from this appellation from the En Vosne climat. This is a small plot of land within Gevrey-Chambertin. The grapes are fermented naturally and the wine is raised in old oak barrels to ensure that the flavour of the terroir is not diminished.
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