This appellation is one of the smallest and most parcelled out of the Côte with only 240 acres of Village appellation vines, 123 acres of Premiers Crus and 62 acres of Grands Crus. The terroirs of Chambolle-Musigny are rather homogenous and enjoy eastern exposure. The delicate silkiness of its wines stems directly from the soil type. Hard limestone parent rock forms the base above which there is a thin layer of small Bathonian limestone pebbles which ensures good soil drainage and lends the wines their fine, sensual, charming character.
Les Chardannes benefits from an excellent location as it lies directly below the famous Bonnes Mares vineyard.
The wine was aged on the lees for 16 months without racking using 45% new French oak barrels which were slowly toasted at low temperatures to impart a very discreet touch of oak.
Delicate notes of flowers and spices.
Starts off very elegant with smooth, structured tannins and very nice length worthy of Premier Cru.
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