Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur 2017
- Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur
- Red Wine
Clos Prieur is a Premier Cru climat just south of Gevrey-Chambertin village in the Côte de Nuits region of Burgundy. The climat is planted exclusively to Pinot Noir, and sits at the base of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru hill, home to the Chambertin and Clos de Bèze vineyards. Clos Prieur Premier Cru wines are lighter and less concentrated than these, yet still a step up from "village" level Gevrey-Chambertin, and display silky red fruit characters and good balance.
The dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, Pinot Noir is now adopted and adored in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards around the world and as of 2016, it was the sixth most-planted grape variety.