Origin: "Combottes”comes from small “combe” which is a narrow gorge. Around 1930, they should have been able to label it Grand Cru “Combottes-Chambertin”, however a judgment passed in 1931 did not allocate the name “Chambertin” to the name of this parcel.
Terroir: The vineyards face east-southeast at an altitude of 260m (850 feet), on soils of limestone with marl, gravel and red-silt. This parcel always gives a ripeness to the grapes.Les Combottes are situated just on the border between Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin, between the Grands Crus of Latricières-Chambertin, Mazoyères-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche
Viticulture, vinification, barrel aging: From the vineyard to the winery, each operation is adapted to the vintage to make the best wines possible and to fully express the parcels’ terroir. 33% of new oak barrels are used for the aging process.
Color: ruby to garnet.
Nose: aromas of red berries.Exceptional length. This is a full bodied wine with supple tannins
This wine pairs wonderfully with meat grilled or served in a sauce, and with aged cheeses.
The best vintages are ideally aged from 5 to 7 years to fully appreciate the wine.