Chambolle-Musigny : one of the AOC’s with the best reputation of France
Chambolle-Musigny is a AOC from Bourgogne. A French AOC recognised in september 1936 exclusively for wines produced in the municipality of Chambolle-Musigny. These wineyards are located in the Côte de Nuits, on the most prestigious wine regions of Bourgogne.
The AOC Chambolle-Musigny is an allusion to the wineyards located in an extension of the municipal appellation Morey-Saint-Denis at the end of the valley of Chambolle. The appellation concerns the wines produced on the East and West borders of the wineyards of the municipality. The wineyards of Chambolle-Musigny enclose a production surface of 152 hectare. One of the most important advantages of the Chambolle-Musigny is its soil composition. The wineyards are actually located on the two sides on a height of 250 and 300 meters. The soil is rich with brown clay and limestone which is an important trump for the production of quality Pinot Noir. That’s why the production is mainly on red wine. The annual production of red wine is estimated to be around 6700 hectoliter. However, small quantities of white wine are also produced under the name of Premier Cru.
The characteristics of the wines produced in the wineyards of Bourgogne mainly concern the grape varieties. Pinot Noir is used for the Chambolle, a wine known worldwide for its fruity aroma’s which remind us raspberries, cherries and floral notes like violets. The red wine from Côte de Nuits is as well famous for its great personality. It’s known as the « feminine » wine of the Côte d’Or, the finesse is characterised by an intens subtlety. The ruby-red color and complexity of very subtle tastes make them rich and delicate with a strong and durable structure. That’s why this wine is especially appreciated after a long ageing period.
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