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: The Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru « Les Chatelots » 2011 is a ruby red colour. It has a bouquet of morello cherries and liquorice, accompanied by a hint of menthol. In the mouth it is a harmonious wine with smooth tannins. Woody notes give way to aromas of cherry stones on the finish. Tasted in September 2012.
Food Pairing: Duck and truffle parmentier – woodcock salmi – wild boar and cranberries – Brillat-Savarin cheese