Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Les Fuées

Chambolle wines are above all models of elegance and finesse. Though only medium-colored, they emanate voluminous aromas of raspberry, crystallized strawberries, violets and forest undergrowth. In body, these wines are marked by fine tannins and their associated unctuousness. Light in acid, the wines are notable for their meatiness, and the 1ers Crus are highly concentrated.

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

The Vineyard

Vineyard placement and geology : Just beside the Bonnes Mares Grand Cru vineyards, this parcel is on the north side of Chambolle on rocky limestone and clay soil. It is among the highest in elevation of the Chambolle 1ers Crus.
Vine age : 25 years on average.
Yield and production : 30-35 hl/ha for an average annual production of 1500 bottles.

The Wine

Vinification
Hand-harvested and scrupulously sorted, the wine is fermented in open stainless steel tanks for around three weeks, then matured in oak barrels, about 50% new, for 18 months.

Tasting notes
To the eye, the wine is a deep, intense red.
The fresh nose shows notes of violets, pepper and subtle spices. It is more mineral and ethereal than the Amoureuses.
On the palate, richness, structure and finesse predominate. Its tannic structure ensures a powerful wine full of elegance.

Drinking tips
Its lithe but powerful profile permits this wine to go well with high-end meat dishes, which showcase its nature.
Serve at around 16C-17C. Will age well for 7-15 years.