The name Chambolle is thought to have derived from the Latin word ¿campus¿; from this we can presume that the village dates back to the Roman era.
The Chambolle-Musigny vineyards adjoin, in the north, those of Morey Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin, and in the south, the hamlet of Vougeot. The vineyards spread across over 180 hectares, 61 of which make up the 24 premiers crus. The vines grow in a soil made up of limestone rock, but also small stones, bank gravel and scree from the Chambolle valley. The vines are planted on the south-south-east slopes.
The Chambolle Musigny wines are above all perfect examples of elegance and finesse: medium coloured, they release powerful aromas of raspberry, candied strawberry, violets and undergrowth. Their body is marked by fine and mellow tannins.
The ¿Charmes¿ and ¿Amoureuses¿ climats produce wines that have all the best characteristics of Chambolle-Musigny wines: an exquisite perfume, richness, structure and a great finish. Its many aromas are both delicate and appealing. The highly complex aroma of these exceptional climats produces raspberry and kirsch perfumes with woody notes and hints of truffle and mushrooms. Some vintages will have stronger notes of musk, which develop into discrete and elegant gamey undertones.
The best vintages for Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru :
2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1978
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