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Chapelle-Chambertin is a somewhat obscure Grand Cru vineyard lying east of Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. Less than 2,000 cases were produced in 2008, from the vineyard's mere 13.5 acres of growing space. The Chapelle satellite makes wine of a very unusual style, usually much lighter and less firm than most Chambertins.

Although it's really more of a Premier Cru-level vineyard, a few producers have taken the quality high enough to compete with some Chambertins and Chambertin-Clos de Bèzes. Beware, however; several poor wines are produced here, and they may charge Grand Cru prices for only a Premier Cru-level wine.


Chapelle-Chambertin's history is hardly as exciting as that of Chambertin or Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, as it has never been the Gevrey village's most desirable appellation. But just like all the other Gevrey Grands Crus, the AOC itself was created in 1937 to regulate the color of the wine (red only), yields, and alcohol levels.

Climate and Viticulture

Slightly lower in altitude than Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, the Chapelle vineyard also has less concentrated soil and clay, but in certain places true Grand Cru concentration can be found, and then the wines are of a truly world-class status. But for this the right producer must be selected.

Grape Varieties

Major Producers

We were able to single out five producers that we consider great from this vineyard.


The Chapelle-Chambertin area splits into two different parts, which are considered to be lieux-dits. Most wines do not include these on the label, at least not prominently, but they are La Chapelle and Les Gémeaux.