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Chambolle-Musigny

The beuatiful village of Chambolle-Musigny is home to some of Burgundy's greatest producers, not to mention some of it's best vineyards.  Small by comparison with most villages, boasting only two grands crus and 24 premiers crus, some of which are seldom (if ever) sighted.  Altogether, there are about 25 hectares of grands crus, 60 hectares of premiers crus and a further 100 hectares of communal vineyards.chambolle-musigny.jpg

It is often said that the wines of Chambolle-Musigny tend to be lighter, prettier, more fragrant and indeed, more feminine, than those of other villages in Burgundy.  Dr Jules Lavalle, a 19th century professor [of medicine] at the University of Dijon provided the oft-quoted line "In the opinion of many persons this commune produces the most delicate wines of the Cotes de Nuits" and it remains as true today as it did in 1855.  Perhaps an explanation for the lighter-structured wines compared to its neighbours lies in the high proportion of active limestone and the relative lack of clay in Chambolle-Musigny's soils.  The wines tend to be a little more robust the closer to Morey St.-Denis to the north, and a touch more fragrant the closer tot Vougeot to the south.

There is a tiny amount of white produced - primarily a 3/4 hectare block in Musigny owned by Comte de Vogue which has the distinction of being the only grands cru apart from Corton that produces red and white wine.  However since 1992 the wine has been labelled as Bourgogne Blanc owing to the youth of the vines (although de Vogue do not charge Bourgogne Blanc prices for the wine!).

The village of Chambolle-Musigny itself is small, mostly made up of vignerons and a handful of wineries.  However there are a few shops, and several very good restaurants.

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