Griotte-Chambertin

The main grape variety for Griotte-Chambertin is Pinot noir. The AOC regulations also allow up to 15 per cent total of Chardonnay, Pinot blanc and Pinot gris as accessory grapes, but this is practically never used for any Burgundy Grand Cru vineyard. The allowed base yield is 37 hectoliter per hectare, a minimum planting density of 9,000 vines per hectare and a minimum grape maturity of 11.5 per cent potential alcohol is required.

Wines from this vineyard are typically deep colored with soft fruitiness and velvet textures. The wines are expected to hit their peak in 10-20 years.