- There is no greater pleasure for the wine lover than to drive along the “Route des Grands Crus”, the narrow road that winds through some of the most prestigious vineyards of the Côte d’Or.
- Coming from Beaune and going north, before reaching the village of Chambolle still hidden from view, we pass Grands-Echezeaux and Clos Vougeot.
- The path starts to climb a little. We have arrived at a small promontory, bathed in sunshine, with a splendid view over the plain in the distance.
- The soil feels light. It is strewn with small pebbles: this is Musigny.
- The Domaine of Joseph Drouhin owns a sizeable parcel in this Grand Cru.
- Under Robert Drouhin’s exacting viticultural practices, the Pinot Noir grape is severely pruned and its yield kept down to a strict minimum.
- Musigny is and will always be a rare wine. The grapes are still picked by hand and very gently pressed.
- The juice is then left to ferment in a small oak vat. The skins and pips rise to the surface, creating a thick lid called “chapeau” (hat).
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: Red meat and game are the ideal accompaniments. In fact, the simpler the preparation, the better for this extraordinarily subtle and refined Grand Cru of Burgundy.
TASTING NOTES: “Musigny is remarkable for its great purity of color. The aromas are reminiscent of violet and fruit stone when the wine is young. After eight to ten years, these aromas become very refined and complex: fallen leaves, damp earth, moss and hints of fur or leather. The tasting sensations are incomparable in terms of finesse and harmony. The tannins are elegant, although very much alive. Silk and velvet match the liveliness of the acidity. The lingering aftertaste is dominated by hints of rare, exotic woods as well as candied cherry”. – Véronique Boss-Drouhin