Over a period of more then 15 years, the Wein‑Plus Wine Guide has established a reputation for its strict and independent wine reviews. Marcus Hofschuster, our head taster and editor in chief, has a precise view at the wines of the leading wine producers in Europe.
Interesting wines off the beaten mainstream path, wines with an unmistakeable character! Our head taster Marcus Hofschuster personally selects these wines from around 12,000 wines tasted each year: objectively, independently and without any trade interests.
As a member of Wein‑Plus you will profit from benefits we have negotiated with our cooperation partners in the world of wine – and these have a real cash value for you. These offers are exclusively for your benefit: Wein‑Plus receives no fees or commissions from ist partners – and that’s a promise.
Benefit from a significantly higher presence, increased awareness of your products, unbeatable top conditions at important branch service providers as well as useful, up-to-date and comprehensive information on wine and the wine sector.
Your data will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties . By registering you enter no obligations. In the later registration process, you can optionally complete a paid membership or complete the registration without membership.
Village appellation in the Burgundian area Cote de Nuits, which is named after the community of the same name. This borders the municipality in the south Morey-Saint-Denis, The total area of vines covers around 500 hectares, including some vineyards in the neighboring municipality of Brochon. In 1847 Gevrey added the name Chambertin to the place name, which is the name of the most famous and best location on the Côte d'Or. A Chambertin red wine was one of those favorite wines of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). That is why it is also called "King of Wine, Wine of Kings". A large part of the vineyards belonged to the as early as the 13th century Benedictines the southeast of Mâcon Cluny Abbey. Here are the best red wines of the Burgundy from mainly Pinot Noir with shares of Pinot gris and Pinot Liébault vinified. These wines are storable for many decades and mostly even darker than many other Burgundian communities. The most outstanding come from the nine Grand Cru locations. Chambertin is so well known and famous as a location that all other eight grand crus (legally) have also attached this name to theirs.
The Grands Crus are Chambertin (13 ha), Chambertin-Clos de Bèze (15 ha), Chapelle-Chambertin (5.4 ha), Charmes-Chambertin (32 ha, a part of the vineyard is Mazoyères can therefore on the label also Mazoyères - Chambertin appear), Griotte-Chambertin (5.5 ha), Latricières-Chambertin (7 ha), Mazis-Chambertin (13 ha, also Mazy-Chambertin) and Ruchottes-Chambertin (3.5 ha). The wine from the Clos de Bèze vineyard may also be labeled Chambertin (this vineyard is located afterwards), but the reverse is not true. These two locations are also considered the very best in the area, if not Burgundy.
The Premiers Crus cover a total of 85 hectares of vineyards. These are Au Closeau, Aux Combottes, Bel Air, Cazetiers (9 ha), Champeaux (6.7 ha), Champonnet (3.2 ha), Cherbaudes, Clos des Varoilles, Clos du Chapitre, Clos Prieur, Clos Prieur-Haut , Clos Saint-Jacques 6.7 ha), Combe au Moine (4.7 ha), Craipillot, En Ergot, Estournelles-Saint-Jacques, Fonteny, Issarts, La Bossière, La Perrière, La Romanée, Lavaut Saint-Jacques ( 10 ha), Les Cazetiers, Les Corbeaux (3 ha), Les Goulots, Petite Chapelle, Petits Cazetiers and Poissenot. Well-known producers with Grand Cru and / or Premier Crus locations are Bachelet, Bichot (Domaine du Clos Frantin), Bouchard Père et Fils Burguet Joseph Drouhin. Dugat Claude, Dugat-Py, Domaine Dujac, Fréderic Esmonin, Michel Esmonin, Faiveley, Jadot Herezstyn Domaine Leroy, Maume, Mortet, Roty, Rousseau, Serafin and Varoilles.