Chambolle-Musigny “Les Chardannes”

Chambolle-Musigny “Les Chardannes” bottle

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.

April 13, 2015 | Burghound
Initially there is a mild trace of reduction but 5 minutes of air is all that’s required to clean it up and in the process to reveal a mix of dark berry, black cherry and violet scents. There is good volume and an attractive mouth feel to the delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess solid complexity on the lingering finish. This is a bolder style of Chambolle but what it lacks in finesse it makes up for in character. A good if not excellent villages that could be enjoyed young if desired thanks to the fine density of the mid-palate.
  • Winemaking

    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.

  • Nose

    Delicate notes of flowers and spices.

  • Palate

    Starts off very elegant with smooth, structured tannins and very nice length worthy of Premier Cru.

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