Gevrey-Chambertin is the largest of the great appellations of the Côte de Nuits and contains the lion's share of the Grand Crus, nine, and 26 Premier Crus. As personified by the leading Grand Cru of Chambertin, the style of Gevrey's wines is full, solid, and rich. At the humbler end relatively good value can be found in a good Gevrey-Chambertin Village wine, although these wines will often be toward the lighter side. In attributing a character to Gevrey one must firstly point out some of the pit-falls that await anyone that blindly buys a bottle of Gevrey. The Village appellation boundaries extend further east from the base of the slope than some might consider decent. Quality and character can vary widely and it is still easy to find an under-performing Village wine from what should be a good vintage. (Wine/Appellations)