|Catégorie :||Appellation Village||Superficie en production :||152 hectare|
|Région viticole :||Côte de Nuits|
|Création de l'appellation :||11 septembre 1936||Informations complémentaires :|
|Couleur :||Vins rouges exclusivement||L'appellation Chambolle-Musigny comporte 24 Climats classés en Premier Cru et deux Grands Crus. Les appellations Chambolle-Musigny et Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru peuvent être suivies ou non du nom de leur Climat.|
|Cépage :||Pinot Noir|
Grands Crus Musigny (Red and White) in total 10.70ha (including 0.65ha of White Musigny) Bonnes-Mares 13.54 (and 1.51ha in the town of Morey-St-Denis)
The Grands Crus and the Premiers Crus (overall in Côte de Nuits) have a position in the middle of the slope on the hillside; there is a clay-limestone balance in the soil composition there.
These wines can combine finesse and elegance on the one hand, depth and consistency on the other.
The Musigny Grand Cru geographically located upstream of the “Amoureuses'' in the hillside, and next to the latter in the northern part.
This terroir combines finesse, power, minerality with an added dimension, a finely spicy consistency, and an aromatic spectrum of great richness. Pomegranate, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, and redcurrant are scented with rose and violet. The spices of fine pepper and cinnamon give an exotic touch as well as liquorice and aniseed mint.
The “Musigny” is the Patriarch of our village.
The Musigny Grand Cru blanc (White) is planted in Chardonnay at the top of the Musigny hillside; this wine has a lot of personality and character; it presents a balance between the finesse of the Pear Williams, acacia flowers, and the freshness of the citrus, with a beautiful and deep minerality.
The Bonnes-Mares located further north in the town, heading towards Morey-St-Denis: they are wilder, direct, and demonstrative with aromas of black fruits (blueberry, cherry) and scents of peony and violet.
The Bonnes-Mares have a whole, unique, and independent personality.
They are clearly different from the classic wines of Chambolle-Musigny and maintain between them “a family (parental) relationship by alliance”.
«Les Amoureuses » : Their elegance, and their sensuality associated with mineral purity and clarity give them the status of “First Lady” (Premiere Dame) of the village (Le Musigny and les Amoureuses make a very nice couple). Their scent of red fruits (pomegranate, raspberry, blackberry) and rose is very subtle.
The other Premier Crus (Les Charmes, Les Hauts Doix, Les Chabiots, Les Plantes, Les Feusselottes, Aux Beaux Bruns, The Currants, without mentioning them all…) also combine finesse and minerality, each one with its own personality.
The Premiers Crus, which are similar approaching the Bonnes-Mares: have a slightly “wilder” character while remaining elegant (Fuées, Cras, Baudes, Derrière la Grange… for example).
Premiers Crus in total 24: approximately 61ha
List in alphabetical order of the first vintages Premiers Crus :
|· Aux Beaux Bruns||· La Combe d'Orveau||· Les Carrières||· Les Combottes||· Les Groseilles||· Les Noirots|
|· Aux Combottes||· Les Amoureuses||· Les Chabiots||· Les Cras||· Les Gruenchers||· Les Plantes|
|· Aux Echanges||· Les Baudes||· Les Charmes||· Les Feusselottes||· Les Hauts Doix||· Les Sentiers|
|· Derrière la Grange||· Les Borniques||· Les Chatelots||· Les Fuées||· Les Lavrottes||· Les Véroilles|
Villages in total: around 94ha
Regional (Burgundy and BGO) around 42ha
The Village Appellation is located either high or low on the hillside.
In the first case, the light and superficial soil gives fine, airy wines, but with a rather moderate substance.
In the second, on deep, clayey soil and a lower slope, the wines will be less fine and elegant. Finally, the two extreme positions of the slope situation, meet at the same level of appellation.
The Burgundy Appellation is located to the east of the D974 road, but it benefits by its position in the axis of the Combe Ambin, from the limestone debris formed during the Ice Age which descended to form an alluvial cone, and which contributes to the good soil drainage.