Country: France Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2014 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Louis Jadot
Chambolle Musigny lies just north of Vougeot and South of Morey Saint Denis. There are 24 Premiers Crus and 2 Grands Crus. The vineyard is facing east / south-east, at about 250 to 350 m above sea level.
The chalky soil is relieved by gravel and pebbles and this has a great influence on the supple and fine structure of Chambolle wines.
The grapes bear small little dark red berries. The bunches are destemmed; they macerate in open vats during 4 weeks helping this subtle terroir to reveal itself. After devatting, the wines are aged in oak barrels during 18 months.
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.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Beef / Lamb