Domaine Camus Père & Fils
The Camus family has been producing wines in Gevrey-Chambertin since 1832, but it's only in the 1900s that winemaking became their main focus. Thanks to several acquisitions of land over the generations, the domaine is now 18 hectares (of which two-thirds are Grand Cru and one-third are Village).
As owner of the largest holdings of grand cru vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin, Hubert Camus is known for creating incredible wines. Camus is the grand cru master and one of the most respected winemakers in Burgundy. He has spent a lot of time and effort working with the French government and with winemaker organisations in order to ensure the quality standards of all Burgundy wines.
Born in 1937, Hubert started working at the domaine full-time after completing his military service. He took over from his father in 1974. He was the founding president of the BIVB, and would go on to become a three-time president.
Hubert Camus still uses the old school methods that have been passed down from his ancestors: hand-picking, traditional vinification, 14-18 months’ "elevage" in oak barrels. The wines are unfiltered; so there is often sediment in these great grand crus. This adds to the flavour—as well as the cellar-ability—to these wines.