2017
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes

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 ha of Village appellation vines, 50 ha of Premiers Crus and 25 ha of Grands Crus. The terroirs of Chambolle-Musigny are rather homogenous and enjoy eastern exposure. The delicate silkiness of its wines stems directly from the soil type. Of its 22 Premiers Crus, “Les Charmes” and “Les Amoureuses” are undoubtedly the most famous. 
produced.Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Red with ruby highlights

Aroma: 

Intense aromas of sour cherries and some toasty notes.

Palate: 

A rich palate with silky tannins. A very beautiful length.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2017 vintage, the epitome of Bourgogne elegance. After spending the winter building up their strength, the vines profited fully from a very warm spring, with budburst in early April ensuring a head start in terms of the growth cycle that was maintained right up to the harvest. The plants progressed from stage to stage free from hindrance, and by mid-June, were flowering before rapid fruit set. An early vintage was confirmed. During the summer, a few spells of heatwave alternated with more mixed weather. However, ripening continued at a good pace and by the end of August, the first grapes were being picked, two weeks ahead of average. Harvesting continued until mid-September as each plot reached peak maturity. The grapes were in exceptional health and required virtually no sorting. Everyone was very enthusiastic about this fabulous fruit, its peak ripeness, and the volumes.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Harvest Date: 14th September 2017
  • Ageing:
    • 16 Months
    • French oak barrels
    • 40% New oak
  • Aging Potential: 10+ years

Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Lamb Chops, Pork Shoulder or Ribs
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
SKU:
1JBCM1C317
$183