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Only 4, 4.5 and 5 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.

 

From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has occurred last e.g. (2010-10).

 

If for some wine stands behind the best vintages none, it means that the wine's price is too high for its quality or the wine's quality is too low.

 

Gamay, blue grape that is mostly grown in Beaujolais (French wine district). Thrives best when grown on granite soils.

 

Gattinara, a DOCG wine. Gattinara must be kept for two years in oak and two years in bottle before it can be sold. The wine must consist of at least 90% Nebbiolo and may be mixed with up to 10% Bonarda. The traditional way of wine making dominates, see Barolo.

 

Gattinara, Italian appellation belonging to the wine region of Piedmont.

 

Gattinara grapes, dominate Nebbiolo and Bonarda.

 

Gattinara soils, clayey till.

 

Georg Breuer, Nonneberg, Riesling (white dry wine), Rhenigau, Germany, the best vintages, 2011. (2013-01)

 

Gevrey-Chambertin, French appellation that belongs to the wine district Côte de Nuits, which belongs to the Burgundy wine region. The appellation has the most Grand Cru vineyards in all France, 9, and moreover has 26 Premier Cru vineyards. All nine Grand Cru vineyards have their own appellations and are located at about 300 meters above sea level. The following nine Grand Cru vineyards belongs to the appellation: Chambertin (12.9 ha), Chambertin-Clos de Bčze (15.4 ha), Chapelle-Chambertin (5.5 ha), Charmes-Chambertin (30.8 ha), Griotte-Chambertin (2.7 ha), Latricičres-Chambertin (7.3 ha), Mazis-Chambertin (9.1 ha), Mazoyčres-Chambertin (1.45 ha) and Ruchottes-Chambertin (3.3 ha). Of all wines that come from Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin wines vary mostly both in quality and style. Chambertin Clos de Bčze and Chambertin belong to two of best Grand Cru vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin appellation. The wines from Chambertin are more concentrated and tannic than ones from Chambertin Clos de Bčze while those from the Chambertin Clos de Bčze are more complex and have more finesse. Although Chambertin is called the "King of Wines", Chambertin’s 23 producers do not always produce wines that fully lives up to that reputation. From Mazis-Chambertin come several wines of the highest quality. Wines, characterized by richness of colour, flavour and tannins, concentration and large body. The wines from Griotte-Chambertin are characterized by slightly greater flavour and complexity but slightly shorter aging potential than those from the Chambertin Clos de Bčze. The lightest and most delicate wines come from Chapelle-Chambertin. The following Premier Cru villages belong to the appellation: Au Closeau, Aux Combottes, Bel Air, Champeaux, Champonnet, Cherbaudes, Clos des Varoilles, Clos du Chapitre, Clos Prieur, Combe aux Moines, Craipillot, En Ergot, Etournelles Saint Jacques, Fontenys, La Bossičre, La Perričre, La Romanée, Lavaux Saint Jacques, Le Clos Saint Jacques, Les Cazetiers, Les Corbeaux, Les Goulots, Petite Chapelle, Petits Cazetiers, Plantigone (Issarts) and Poissenot. To the best Premier Cru villages belong: Aux Combottes, Combe aux Moines, Etournelles, Lavaux Saint Jacques, Le Clos Saint Jacques and Les Cazetiers. Many wines, which come from the best Premier Cru vineyards, are significantly better than those that come from the Grand Cru Chambertin vineyards. The appellation has 410 ha. Of those, 88.45 ha are Grand Cru, 86 ha are Premier Cru and 235 ha are Gevrey-Chambertin Villages. The average yield is about 42 hl/ha. A Grand Cru wine should be drunk 8 to 20 year old (some Grand Cru wines can be drunk 30 to 40 years old ), a Premier Cru wine 5 to 12 years old and a Villages wine 4 to 9 years old. (2012-10)

 

Gevrey-Chambertin grapes, Pinot Noir.

 

Gevrey-Chambertin soils, mixed soils. On top of the limestone is a layer consisting of marl (clayey lime-rich soil), gravel and clay. (2012-09)

 

Giacomo Conterno, Barolo, Cascina Francia (red dry wine, 100% Nebbiolo), Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, the best vintages, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. (2014-10)

 

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