Chapelle-Chambertin, a grand cru vineyard in the Cote de Nuits subregion of Burgundy, is located in the southern portion of the Gevrey-Chambertin commune. It appellation was created in 1937, although it remains one of the lesser known grand cru vineyards.
Named after a chapel that was on the site, Chapelle-Chambertin’s primary varietal is Pinot Noir, with its grapes representing some of the lightest colored among all of the Gevrey-Chambertin commune’s offerings. The wines produced are usually dependent on the quality of the vintage, which in turn relies on climate and care. At 13.5 acres, Chapelle-Chambertin is one of the smaller grand crus in Gevrey-Chambertin.
With soil rich in limestone, it receives ample drainage due to the soil’s stony profile, forcing the growth of long, strong, water-depleted roots. The grapes themselves grow in a typical continental climate, maintaining an appealing balance of sugar and acid that carries over into the wines they compose. Top Producers: Trapet Pére et Fils, Pierre Damov, Louis Jadot