Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru"Lavaut Saint-Jacques"
- RegionCôte de Nuits
- AppellationGevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 40 years
- SoilChalk and limestone
- Average yield35 ha/hl
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential7-10 years
- Serving temperature 15-17°
- Located about 10 km from Dijon, Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the finest wine villages of the Côte de Nuits. In 1847 Gevrey-Chambertin was the first village of the Côte d'Or to join the village name with its best Grand Crus name - hence 'Gevrey-en-Montagne' became 'Gevrey-Chambertin. Planted only with Pinot Noir, here we can find the complete hierarchy of the Burgundian appellations: to the north the Premiers Crus and to the South the Grand Crus. Gevrey-Chambertin "Lavaut Saint-Jacques" is one of the most powerful Premiers Crus of Gevrey-Chambertin, this vineyard is very well exposed on the hillside. "Lavaut" is the name of a locality, next to the "Clos St. Jacques", which explains the second part of the name of this climate.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 40% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteWith a dark ruby colour, the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru « Lavaut St Jacques » 2006 is upfront and expressive on the nose. Aromas of ripe cherries accompany distinct vanilla notes. In the mouth the wine is round and nicely structured with a peppery touch on the back-palate. The wine has power and lingers beautifully on the tongue. An impressive wine which needs to be left at least 4-5 years to evolve. Tasted July 2009.
- Food PairingBeef - venison stew - mature cheeses
- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaux Saint-Jacques” 2013 - Burghound.com - April 2015 - 91/100Pungent aromas of menthol, plum and red and dark berry fruit are liberally fortified with earth, sauvage and spice nuances. There is excellent concentration to the lush and very round flavors that also
display plenty of mineral character on the persistent finish where there is plenty of wood influence. This is woody at present though there is a reasonably good chance that this will eventually integrate it if you have the patience to wait.
- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaut St-Jacques" 2011 - Wine Spectator - June 2014 - 92/100This is saturated with cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco flavors, featuring a lightly peppery finish. Firmly structured, lingering with spice and mineral accents. Best from 2016 through 2027. By Bruce Sanderson (USA)
- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaut Saint-Jacques" 2010 - Wine Spectator - October 2013 - 90/100Slightly exotic, with notes of candied cherry, boysenberry and violet. The tannins sit apart from the rest of the components, while a firm edge lines the finish. Best from 2016 through 2024.
- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaut Saint Jacques" 2008 - Burghound.com - April 2010 - 88-91/100A cool, pure and relatively high-toned yet restrained nose of pretty red pinot and dark berry fruit along with ample wet stone nuances that continue onto the detailed and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that are firm. 2016+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaut Saint Jacques" 2007 - Wine Spectator Insider - February 3rd, 2010 - 92/100This starts out with a pure cherry flavor and a silky texture, firming up and revealing raspberry and mineral elements that make it both complex and appealing. The finish is long and juicy. Best from 2011 through 2019. By Bruce Sanderson (USA).