Red, For laying down

2014 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Domaine Bertheau duplicate of 38515

2014 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Domaine Bertheau duplicate of 38515

Red | For laying down | Domaine Bertheau | Code:  38497 | 2014 | France > Burgundy > Cote de Nuits > Chambolle Musigny | Pinot Noir | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 13.0 % alcohol


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The Wine Advocate


The Wine Advocate - The 2014 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru has a refined bouquet with strawberry, undergrowth and subtle wilted rose petal aromas. This is very pretty, nothing too powerful or extravagant, but very winsome. The palate is well balanced, a little sharpness on the entry with a fine line of acidity. Fresh in the mouth and clearly easy-drinking, this will give pleasure over the next 5-8 years, but I would not be inclined to leave it long term.
Neal Martin - 29/01/2016

The Producer

Domaine Bertheau

Domaine Bertheau

Domaine Bertheau is managed by François Bertheau, who took over from his father Pierre in 2003. I feel a special affection for this domaine as the carpenter who worked on our house in Burgundy (Daniel Sirandré, now retired – he really liked doing staircases) used to work part-time for the Bertheaus, and he presented us with a Bonnes Mares 1985 and a bottle of Chambolle Amoureuses 1972 when we dropped in to pay the bill. As well as those two vineyards François Bertheau, who took over from his father Pierre in 2003, produces Les Charmes and a blended Chambolle premier cru made from Les Groseilles, Gruenchers, Noirots and Baudes.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

The Region

Chambolle Musigny

Chambolle produces the most elegant wines in the Côte de Nuits, having more active chalk and less clay in the soil than the other villages. The wines may be a little lighter in colour and less tannic than Gevrey-Chambertin but they have a sublime concentration of fruit. Village Chambolle-Musigny usually provides excellent value.

Le Musigny is one of the top half-dozen vineyards in Burgundy, producing wines of extraordinary intensity and yet with a magical velvety character. Les Amoureuses is immediately appealing, a wonderfully sensual wine which deserves Grand Cru status. Bonnes Mares tends to have a firmer structure and ages very well

  • 94 hectares of village Chambolle-Musigny.
  • 61 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (24 in all). The finest vineyards include Les Amoureuses, Les Charmes, Les Fuées, Les Baudes and Sentiers.
  • 24 hectares of Grand Cru vineyard - Bonnes Mares and Le Musigny.
  • Recommended producers:  de Vogüé, Mugnier, Roumier, Barthod.
  • Recommended restaurant: Le Chambolle 

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