Chambolle-Musigny is one of the smaller appellations of the Côte de Nuits, and apart from a 1.6 hectare plot of Chardonnay in Musigny, exclusively produces red wines. In addition to the Grand Crus of Bonnes-Mares and Musigny there are 24 Premier Cru vineyards. The name Les Chatelots refers here to the Latin word castellum meaning water tower and refers to the water retaining properties of this site’s soils when the Grône floods. The limestone soil is renowned for producing wines that are delicately scented and well-balanced.
Fermentation: Traditional in open vats
Ageing: 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 40% new
Barrels: Louis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
Tasting Note: Deep red and offering up ripe cherry and quince aromas, this wine reveals richness and a light touch of cocoa with mellow tannins. There is roundness and flesh here; true velvet.
Food Pairing: Duck and truffle parmentier – woodcock salmi – wild boar and cranberries – Brillat-Savarin cheese