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Griotte-Chambertin is a small Grand Cru to the south of Chapelle-Chambertin, considered to be one of the most obscure Gevrey-Chambertin Grands Crus. Its very low production numbers (only about 1,000 cases a year) stem from its small size, which is in the neighborhood of about 6.5 acres. This size and the low production could mean two things in Burgundy: obscurity or exclusivity. Most Griottes are overshadowed by their more famous neighbors, and so it usually means obscurity here. But the wines have their own distinctive style and not too rarely an outstanding example will pop up. When it does, it will often be well-valued.


The AOC rules were originally drawn up in 1937; they parallel those of the other Gevrey-Chambertin Grands Crus.

Climate and Viticulture

Fairly low in altitude, the Griotte-Chambertin vineyard is situated on flat soil. Like any Grand Cru parcel, the soil is rich and makes wines of concentration and complexity.

Grape Varieties

Major Producers

It is hard to know for sure, but there are probably less than 10 active producers in the whole of Griotte-Chambertin. There are three clear leaders of the appellation.


The Griotte-Chambertin area is too small to have any lieux-dits; as such, these wines will be labeled Griotte-Chambertin only.