The name Chambolle comes from the French word describing the aspect of the foaming Grône stream in the wake of storm showers. Original name: "Campus Ebullien" (bubbling field).
Vine variety: Pinot Noir
Surface area: 95 hectares
Altitude: 250 to 350 m
Soil: Limestone lightened by gravel and numerous pebbles.
Exposure: Facing East, South-East
This village appellation is obtained from two lieux-dits: Les Baudes in Premier Cru appellation directly below Bonnes Mares - surface area 0.18 hectares - and Les Véroilles in Villages appellation situated immediately above Bonnes Mares - surface area 0.04 hectares. These two parcels were planted in 2000 and 1981 respectively.
The Chambolle-Musigny is matured in 20% new oak barrels and barrels previously used for one wine made from wood from the Allier and Nivernais regions. We favour light to medium-plus toasts as this ensures the perfect harmony between the wine and wood tannins.
With a sustained ruby colour, it is deemed a feminine wine by virtue of its subtlety and elegance. A very fine floral fragrance on the nose characterises its aromatic refinement. Very expressive and typical, it combines a vigorous and warm body. Its suave texture and fruity aromas complete its length and leave us with a liquorice finish.
Serving temperature: 16° to 18°C
Matching food: This appellation will accompany fowl in a chanterelle mushroom cream sauce, a fowl liver terrine or Reblochon type fruity cheeses wonderfully.
As a rule, it is best to avoid drinking with marinated game and sauces that are too prominent.