- Chambolle is situated in the central part of the Côte de Nuits, surrounded by a sea of vines.
- Since the Roman times, the old Celtic village of Cambola has always been highly regarded for its vineyards.
- It is during the Middle-Ages that the monks perfected the art and technique of viticulture.
- Joseph Drouhin is an important propriétaire of various Premier Cru vineyards in Chambolle-Musigny.
- The Pinot Noir grape is vinified in the typical Burgundian style: slow maceration (18 days) with daily pumping over and punching down of the cap to extract the famed “gout de terroir” of Chambolle.
- After 18 months in barrels and fining with egg-whites, the wine is bottled.
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: Chambolle-Musigny should be served with delicately prepared dishes, such as “Canard aux cerises” (duck cooked with cherries) or “Boeuf aux morilles” (beef with morels). The cheeses should be ripe but not too strong.
TASTING NOTES: The wines of Chambolle have always been highly prized for their finesse and elegance. The color is lovely. Aromas are very complex and evoke violet, cherries and humus, with blackberry and noble tannins coating the palate. Extremely well balanced, the wine has a very persistent, rounded finish. With age, the aromas turn to mushroom and underbrush, while conserving all their finesse.