2016
Chambolle-Musigny

Pinot Noir
Description

The wines of Chambolle-Musigny, located in the Côte de Nuits, are unique red wines that symbolize finesse and elegance. This appellation is one of the smallest and most parcelled out of the Côte with only 97 hectares of Village appellation vines, 50 hectares of Premiers Crus and 25 hectares of Grands Crus.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IL, MI, MT, VA, IA, LA, MO or WV. 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Garnet color with purple hues.
 

Aroma: 

Complex aromas on black berries, violet, spices and some empyreumatic.

Palate: 

A beautiful volume, freshness, this wine is delicate. More pronounced tannins at the end of the mouth.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2016 – a miraculous vintage!
Given a difficult start, the wines of Burgundy have an unexpected high quality - as much as we could have hoped. After one of the mildest Winters since 1900, the growers suffered vineyard damage in Springtime which severely reduced the size of the potential harvest. In fact in the month of April we experienced devastating frosts over an exceptionally wide area. Hailstorms caused further damage during May in the Maconnais and North Burgundy. The weather changed completely with the arrival of Summer: with sunshine and warmth which allowed the vines to catch up with their growth. There was adequate rainfall which helped the growth continue in good conditions with the harvest taking place just at the right time. Vintage 2016 thus offers some fine surprises with wines of potentially high quality. The white wines have fine fruit aromas, are generous with good body and will be ready to drink while young whereas the red wines are powerful, tender, concentrated and will be ideal for ageing.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Côte de Nuits
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Harvest Date: September 27th, 2016
  • Ageing: 
    • 15 months in French oak
    • 25% New French oak
  • Aging Potential: 10+ years
  • Serving Temp:15 - 17 ºC (59 - 62 ºF) 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Honey Roasted Pork, Chicken Bearnaise w/Mushroom
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
SKU:
1JBCMFR316
$100