This article is about one of the overlooked Gevreys Grand Crus and one of the slightly forgotten wines of a prominent “Vosne” estate located in Morey-Saint-Denis. I’m of cause referring to the the sensual and sexy Chapelle-Chambertin from Domaine Cecile Tremblay.
To be honest I find more and more detail and pleasure from the wines of Cecile Tremblay – they do offer a forward drinkability – yet they are somehow real and substantial wines – with intensity and quite some structure.
So while the Echezeaux is the signature wine of the estate – the Chapelle Chambertin is certainly one of the top wines – and with a larger production than the Echezeaux it’s also slightly easier to find.
Lets go to Chapelle-Chambertin …
Chapelle-Chambertin – two in one
Chapelle Chambertin is a rather small vineyard located below Chambertin Clos de Bèze and north of Griottes Chambertin – see map below.
Chapelle is only 5.49 ha – and yet it’s divided in two parts – the original Chapelle-Chambertin 3.70 ha and then Les Gémeaux (1.79 ha) added to the northern end of Chapelle in 1936 – see map below.
Today Chapelle is more or less considered as one vineyard – yet the names are maintained on maps and cadastre.