Located south of Dijon, the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation is the top village of the Côte de Nuits. In 1847, by royal order of King Louis Philippe, the name Chambertin was attached to Gevrey and officially became Gevrey-Chambertin.
Seuvrées comes from the Latin Separatas. This is because the plot was separated in two, one half sits in the village of Gevrey, the other in Morey. This "Seuvrées" plot is situated south of the village of Gevrey, adjacent to the Grand Cru "Les Mazoyères" plot.
The vines (planted in 1942) are on clay-limestone containing marl clay, mixed with round clods of varying size, and stones. A very gentle slope to the east is licked by the first rays of sun. The position provides perfect conditions for a wine of exquisite flexibility.
Wonderful, blackberry fruit on the nose, powerful and concentrated on the palate.
Pair with fillet steak.
“A reticent nose grudgingly offers up notes of essence of plum, violet, earth and pretty spice wisps. There is fine verve and detail to the relatively refined medium-bodied flavors where the texture contrasts with the rustic and robust finish that exhibits a touch of warmth.” (Allen Meadows, burghound.com tasted 10 Jan 2020)