It would seem that this village came into existence in the 12th century, when laymen were working just nearby at Clos Vougeot for the monks of Cîteaux.
Like many Côte de Nuits villages at the end of the 19th Century, Chambolle chose to add the name of its best cru to the village name, becoming Chambolle-Musigny in 1878.
Total Surface Area: 95 ha
Exposition: East, South-East
Soil: Stony, Rich in Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 15-18 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.
It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée. The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
Our Tasting Notes:
A beautiful, brilliant garnet-red colour. The nose is very pretty with woody and fruity notes. The whole is very pleasant.
On the palate, we find grilled and fruity, very ripe cherry aromas. The tannins are present without being too intrusive or aggressive.
An elegant wine, fine and pedigreed.
Serve at: 15°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meat, Small Game
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years
On the palate, we find the same expressive aromas as on the nose - mixed herbs and red berries. The tannins present balance out the acidity and give the wine finesse and volume. This is a fresh and round Chambolle-Musigny with lovely length.
Tasting Date : May 2010
The aromatic and complex nose of this Chambolle-Musigny 2007 has noticeable wood and aromas of black cherry and fresh leather. It's a wine which proves to be elegant on the palate. Its tannins are firm, but already smoothed out. It has a long and sophisticated finish. It can be enjoyed now or be kept to allow it to gain in complexity.
This Chambolle-Musigny 2006 is pleasant on the palate and has an open nose with a beautiful mix of grilled/burnt aromas and very ripe fruits. The tannins are blended in a wine which is beautifully balanced right through to the finish. A great success, which is already nice to drink.
Tasting Date : April 2008
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération