There are 26 Premiers Crus in Gevrey-Chambertin, of which half are located in the valley called Combe de Lavaux, on calcareous and clay soil with marl. Clos Saint Jacques is oriented to the southeast and has only five owners. The Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in vats for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for 18 to 20 months.
A full-bodied, complex wine, this Premier Cru has a broad array of aromas and fine expression of terroir as well as impressive length on the palate. It will develop for more than 10 years in the bottle—or up to 40 in great vintages.
Serve with game, meats, mushroom dishes and strong cheeses.