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Chambolle Musigny

TERROIR

The terroir of Chambolle-Musigny is one of the first to gain AOC status, back in 1936. The soil is clay marl with many limestone patches, and produces very delicate wines. Chambolle-Musigny is thus often said to be the most “feminine” wine of the Côte de Nuits. The name Chambolle comes from the Gaulish word cambo, meaning “rich soil near a watercourse” and referring to the geographical situation of the village. Musigny, the name of the famous Grand Cru climat, is added in 1878.

 

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

 

WINEMAKING

Manual harvest with grape sorting before the vinification and full destemming of the grapes. Fermentation in vats, and maturation in oak barrels for 12 to 18 months, including 30% of new barrels.

 

WINE TASTING

Deep ruby red colour, very intense and brilliant. Very typical nose of small red fruits (cherry, raspberry), combined with floral notes of violet. Rich and delicate with fine tannins, it also shows a good structure.

 

FOOD PAIRING

Pairs well with red meats, game in sauce, but also veal orroasted poultries. Also goes well with cheese of character, likeblue cheese or Camembert.

 

SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND AGEING

Wine to be served at 15°C / 59° F. This wine will improve over the next 10 to 20 years.

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