This Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ”Les Chabiots” has a beautiful ruby red robe with black reflections. The nose has intense aromas of wild black woodland fruit with notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and blueberry. Both floral and fruity, this wine has great balance and a persistent and refreshing finish with hints of tobacco and menthol.
Lying between Vougeot and Morey-Saint-Denis, at the heart of the Cote de Nuits, the name of the small commune of Chambolle-Musigny is derived from name of the ancient Celtic village, Cambola. This small appellation, exclusively Pinot Noir cultivation is a true jewel of the Cote de Nuits and of Burgundy heritage. « Les Chabiots » Premier Cru lies next to «Les Amoureuses » vineyard plot, in the southern part of the Premier Cru area. The shallow depth of the soil and
proximity of the limestone bedrock develop the foremost characteristics of elegance and silkiness of this exquisite wine. ”Chabiots” may refer to the word caboche from the Vulgar Latin word CAPUM (head) due to the fact that rocks and stony blocks the size of a head and weighing between 50 and 200 kg were found at a depth of 40/60 cm when the soil here was ploughed for the planting of vines.
|Great with finely-cooked red meats and delicate cheeses. Excellent for example with venison, pike in wine sauce, game with cranberries but equally with a matured Reblochon cheese.
Serving and keeping
Serve at 17°C (62°F)
Laying potential: 5 to 7 years or more.