Bourgogne and its appellations

Chambolle-Musigny

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE NUITS

  • Coulour


    Red wines only - Pinot Noir

  • Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    152.99 ha (including 55.40 ha Premier Cru).

    * in 2018 

  • Appellation Village of the Côte de Nuits region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 24 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing commune: Chambolle-Musigny.
    The commune of Chambolle-Musigny also produces two Grands Crus: MUSIGNY (see Appellation sheets No. 53), and BONNES-MARES (see Appellation sheets No. 5).The appellations CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY and CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of their Climat of origin.
     

Wine Characteristics - Chambolle-Musigny

Wine
Characteristics


Chambolle-Musigny is a red wine, often regarded as the most “feminine” wine of the Côte de Nuits; its intensity and delicacy express themselves with elegance and subtlety. To the eye, it presents a bright ruby hue with luminous highlights. It may darken a little over time but with no loss of impact. Its bouquet, easily recognisable, is composed of violet and small red fruits (raspberry, strawberry). With further aging it tends towards spiced ripe fruits and prune, or towards truffle, underbrush and animal notes. Rich, fragrant and complex, it lines the palate with silk and lace. Its delicate but fleshy texture in no way detracts from its solid and durable structure. On the sweet side with little trace of acidity, its tannins remain silky-smooth.

Wine Steward’s Tip - Chambolle-Musigny

Wine
Steward’s Tip


With a personality that allies power and feminity, it demands high-flavoured and sophisticated dishes like feathered game (in sauce, for example), well-roasted lamb or a free range capon. Roast veal’s subtle texture would be delicately enveloped by the dense but silky tannins of the Chambolle (especially the Premiers Crus). Cheeses - preferably mild: Brillat-Savarin, Reblochon, Cîteaux, Vacherin, Brie de Meaux or Chaource. Soft-centred cheeses will respond to its great aromatic complexity.
Serving temperatures: 12 to 14°C for young wines,14 to 16°C for older wines.
 

Situation - Chambolle-Musigny

Situation

This little village of the Côte de Nuits, formerly an adjunct of the Abbey of Cîteaux, is unwilling to expand, since to do so would mean encroaching on its precious land (though it has given space to a lime-tree with a girth of 5 metres!).
Two superb appellations Grands Crus are grown here: BONNES-MARES, which links its vineyards to those of Morey-Saint-Denis, and MUSIGNY which overlooks the Clos de Vougeot. The village also boasts among its fine wines a prestigious Premier Cru, Les Amoureuses. Its AOC dates from September 1936, making it one of the first French vineyards to be thus designated.
 

Terroirs - Chambolle-Musigny

Terroirs


The slope faces east at altitudes of 250-300 metres with only a shallow covering of soil overlying the parent rock, but fissures in the hard Jurassic limestone allow the roots to seek nourishment deep within the sub-soil. Boulders and gravels in the valley bottom ensure good drainage.

The Côte de Nuits explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

La Côte de Nuits as seen by Véronique Drouhin 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits"
for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

Aux Beaux BrunsAux CombottesAux EchangesDerrière la GrangeLa Combe d'OrveauLes AmoureusesLes BaudesLes BorniquesLes CarrièresLes ChabiotsLes CharmesLes ChatelotsLes CombottesLes CrasLes Feusselottes (ou « Les Feusselotes »)Les FuéesLes GroseillesLes GruenchersLes Hauts DoixLes LavrottesLes NoirotsLes PlantesLes SentiersLes Véroilles

Lieux-dits

Aux CroixDerrière le FourLa Combe d'OrveauLa TaupeLe VillageLes ArgillièresLes AthetsLes BabillèresLes BarottesLes Bas DoixLes BussièresLes ChardannesLes closLes Clos de l'OrmeLes CondemennesLes CrasLes Creux BaissantsLes DanguerrinsLes DrazeyLes EchezeauxLes FouchèresLes FremièresLes GamairesLes GuérippesLes HerbuesLes JutruotsLes Mal CarréesLes MaladièresLes MombiesLes NazoiresLes Pas de ChatLes PorlottesLes Sordes
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