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2016 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Amoureuses, 1er Cru, Domaine J.F. Mugnier

2016 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Amoureuses, 1er Cru, Domaine J.F. Mugnier

Red | For laying down | Code:  53280 | 2016 | France > Burgundy > Cote de Nuits > Chambolle Musigny | Pinot Noir | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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Scores and Reviews

The Wine Advocate

94-96/100

The Wine Advocate - The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses was partially affected by frost. It has a voluminous, quite intense bouquet with gorgeous black and red fruit, bilberry and blackcurrant, later a hint of blueberry. It opens magnificently with time. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannin, crystalline blue and black fruit, pitch perfect acidity and a caressing, sensual finish. This will stand shoulder to shoulder with the exemplary 2015a ravishing but intellectual Les Amoureuses that is bound to find plenty of lovers.
Neal Martin - 29/12/2017

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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