Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Les Charmes

Chambolle wines are above all models of elegance and finesse. Though only medium-colored, they emanate voluminous aromas of raspberry, crystallized strawberries, violets and forest undergrowth. In body, these wines are marked by fine tannins and their associated unctuousness. Light in acid, the wines are notable for their meatiness, and the 1ers Crus are highly concentrated.

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

This wine is characterized by its extreme finesse and depth. With silky, elegant tannins, this wine’s marked character is reinforced by the vine age.

The Vineyard

Vineyard placement and geology : In the southern part of the appellation, this parcel is sited just before the fault which leads down to the Clos Vougeot. Shallow, well-drained soil combines with round river stones brought down by a prehistoric river.
Vine age : 60 year
yield and production 30-35 hl/ha for an average annual production of 2000 bottles

The wine

vinification Hand-harvested and scrupulously sorted, the wine is fermented in open stainless steel tanks for around three weeks, then matured in oak barrels, with about 50% new oak, for 18 months.

Tasting notes
To the eye, the wine is a deep ruby with noticeable sparkles.
On the nose, small red fruits dominate, particularly raspberries and sour cherries.
On the palate, the concentration of this 1er Cru is evident from the first sip. It is full bodies, but possesses the silky tannins for which the appellation is known. A long persistence comes from the subtle minerality which supports the wine and gives it a remarkable complexity.

Drinking tips
Its profile and finesse allow this wine to go well with tasty fowl such as coq au vin, partridge or woodcock.
Serve at around 16C-17C. Will age well for 5-15 years