A great 'climat' on a south-east facing slope that is approaching Grand Cru in quality, it is generous and full-bodied with sumptuous fruit, great complexity, intensity and balance.
Arguably Gevrey-Chambertin's most prestigious Premier Cru climat, Clos St Jacques is located on southeast-facing slopes with limestone-rich soils. Many argue that Clos St Jacques is of Grand Cru quality as its immediate neighbour is the Grand Cru Les Cazetiers.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
This wine is fermented in vats for 3-4 weeks and aged for 12-15 months in oak barrels before bottling.
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