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.
Chambolle-Musigny wines are above all perfect examples of elegance and finesse, and are often described as ¿feminine¿. Medium-coloured, they release powerful aromas of raspberry, violet, and undergrowth. Their body is marked by fine and mellow tannins.
The white wines of Chambolle-Musigny are a minute production from 0.5 hectares of vines.
The best vintages for Chambolle-Musigny :
2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1978
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.