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Chambolle-Musigny

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.

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    Thanks Ms. Canterbury for your in-depth article about the villages of the Cote de Nuits. I do believe that the terroir of Bourgogne and particularly de Nuits and Beaune is some of the best in the world, if not the best.

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    I find the whole Bourgogne region one of the most challenging and also perplexing of the wine world, so articles such as these help break it down into bite size pieces that we can remember easily.

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    Hi S.M.,

    Yes, Burgundy is massively complex, making it both exhilarating and frustrating.

    Since you think Burgundy is truly a land of GREAT terroir (as I do!), check out their bid for a UNESCO designation for their "climats": http://www.climats-bourgogne.com/en...

    Santé!

    Jul 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM


  • Thank you for this great synopsis! I really like your writing. I am still learning about Burgundy and you have provided a straight forward, easy way to grasp a complex region. -Lynne Bryant, CS

    Jul 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM


  • Snooth User: Christy Canterbury MW
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    Hi Lynne,

    Thanks so much! I think it makes it easier to write about Burgundy because I love it so much!

    Stay tuned! There are more pieces to come!

    Santé!

    Jul 27, 2012 at 4:20 PM


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