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Village appellation in the Burgundy Côte de Nuits area of the commune of the same name. This borders the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis to the south. The total vineyard area is around 500 hectares, which also includes some vineyards in the neighbouring commune of Brochon. In 1847, Gevrey added the name Chambertin to the place name, which is the name of the most famous and best site on the Côte d'Or. A Chambertin red wine was also one of the favourite wines of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). This is why it is also called the wine of kings - king of wines. A large part of the vineyards already belonged to the Benedictines of the Cluny Abbey, located south-east of Mâcon, in the 13th century. Here, the best red wines of Burgundy are made from mainly Pinot Noir with, if necessary, portions of Pinot Gris and Pinot Liébault. These wines can be stored for many decades and are mostly even darker than many other Burgundian communes.

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