Region: Burgundy, Gevrey Chambertin
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Viticulture: Biodynamic Farming
Climate: Semi-continental climate with variations of temperatures
Terroir: Soil base of clay limestone
Ageing: Aged 14 – 18 months in oak barrels before bottling
Color: Deep red with brown highlights
Nose: Pure with lovely cherry and strawberry aromas
Palate: Silky on the palate with mild tannins in a great structure
About the Winery:
As owner of the largest holdings of grand cru vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin, Hubert Camus is known for incredible wines. The Camus family has been producing wines in Gevrey-Chambertin since 1832. The domaine is made up of 18 hectares (two-thirds of it being grand cru). Camus is the grand cru master and one of the most respected winemakers in Burgundy. He has spent a lot of time and effort working with the French government and with winemaker organizations in order to ensure the quality standards of all Burgundy wines.
Born in 1937, Hubert started full-time at the domaine after completing his military service. He took over from his father in 1974. He was the founding president of the BIVB, and would go on to become a three-time president. Hubert Camus still uses the old school methods that have been passed down from his ancestors: hand-picking, traditional vinification, 14-18 months’ “elevage” in oak barrels. The wines are unfiltered; so there is often sediment in these great grand crus. This adds to the flavor—as well as the cellar-ability—to these wines.