Chambolle-Musigny "Vieilles Vignes"


The vintage
4895 bottles, 180 magnums et 12 jeroboams have been produced in 2018.
This Chambolle-Musigny "Vieilles Vignes" is composed of 5 different parcels.
In the south of Chambolle, stand the "Fouchères" neighbor of the premier cru "Borniques" and right above we find the famous "Musigny" with a soil of limestone.
In the north, next to More-Saint-Denis, "Gamaires" with a deeper soil.
Finally, we have "Fremières" next to "Beaux Bruns", 2 very different Chambolle Villages.
You have to imagine that before, with the erosion of the soils, the clay went down here.
The soil is deeper, we don't have too much limestone, with an interesting proportion of clay, it brings silkness and elegance.
Harvesting is manual with 40% of whole clusters.
3 weeks of fermentation with very light extraction.
30% of new oak barrels are used for an aging period of 18 months.
Pinot Noir : 100%


Tasting notes
This wine has notes of red and black cherry, violet and spice. The light but well-defined licorice-tinged bouquet opens nicely with aeration. The medium-bodied palate offers succulent black cherries and cassis on the entry and fine acidity. The finish is a bit tight but with time it softens.