CHAMBERTIN - CLOS DE BEZE
Grand Cru Burgundy
Around A.D.630, Algamaire, the Duke of Southern Burgundy, endowed the Abbey of Beze with some land in Gevrey in which the Cistercian nuns of Notre Dame de Tart first cultivated the land into a vineyard. Six centuries later, the field next to the abbey was bought by a peasant named Bertin and it was called the Champs de Bertin, or "Bertin’s field". Bertin also planted vines on his field, and the name was soon shortened to Chambertin. In 1702 the Jobert family acquired both vineyards uniting both Chambertin and Clos de Beze. Now, under current AOC regulations some wine from Chambertin-Clos de Bèze may be labeled as just Chambertin. Since Chambertin-Clos de Bèze has as fine a reputation on its own, this is rarely practiced.
With only 18-20 owners, some of whom own tiny parcels, sometimes a row of vineyards, and 20 more producers who may buy grapes from this famed vineyard, it makes Chambertin-Clos De Beze one of the rarest, most sought after wines in the world. Some producers make as little as a barrel, that's 25 cases total production.
In general, Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze are considered the finest of all the Grands Crus with "Chambertin" as part of their name such as Charmes, Mazoyeres, Mazis, Ruchottes, Latricieres and Griottes.
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