The chalk-ridden soils of Chambolle-Musigny make “pretty” wines, always dressed up with red cherry “rouge” and rosy “lip-stick.” While not always the longest-lived Grands Crus (and mind you they do live quite long anyway), these are surely where we find the most aching heartthrobs. The slope of the marvelous Musigny Grand Cru is impressively steep, requiring the replacement of downward-directed soil deposits from time to time. Both Grand Cru are splendidly scented with Musigny leaning to the ethereal and Bonnes Mares to the muscled. Cross-comparing village levels from Nuits and Beaune, Chambolle-Musigny and Volany bear many resemblances.
Notations on the Côte de Nuits
The holy grail of Pinot Noir in the Cote d'Or