Gevrey-Chambertin's Grand Cru vineyards are located south of the Gevrey village along the Route des Grand Crus. Chambertin lies between
Latricières-Chambertin and Clos-de-Bèze. Popular beliefs are that a local farmer called Bertin, following on from the success of his neighbours,
the monks of Bèze, planted his land with the same grape variety. This field became known as "Champ de Bertin" and finally Chambertin.
Mid-slope at an altitude of 275 to 300 metres with a surface area of 12.90 hectares, the incline on this east facing plot is considerably less steep
than Clos-de-Bèze. A thin layer of scree and silts covers the vineyard providing good drainage. In the upper section there are white marly soils,
lower down the soil is brown and chalky. Here the bedrock is mainly Prémeaux limestone except for a narrow band of calcaire à entroques that
straddles the Route des Grand Crus.