Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé 1er cru, Chambolle-Musigny
If we can be so bold, this is baby Musigny.
The Pinot Noir for this wine is sourced from the Grand Cru of Le Musigny that does not yet meet the Grand Cru classification threshold, the vines are 10-25 years old. So, it curiously doesn’t have any Premier Cru fruit. Made using 25% new oak and typically shows and outstanding freshness.
Alfred Hitchcock adored Burgundy, his cellar in Bel Air, Los Angeles contained a lot, but it was Chambolle-Musigny that was his favourite and that made up the majority of his collection.
Regarded as producing some of the most elegant wines in the Côte de Nuits, with rich concentration of fruit - though they tend to be a little lighter in colour. The village has two Grand Cru vineyards, Musigny which is rich and silky and Bonnes Mares (shared with Morey-St-Denis) which is firmer and broader, with impeccable ageing potential.
The wines of Chambolle are first and foremost models of elegance and finesse. They have a medium robe and a generous nose of raspberries, strawberry confit, violets, and underbrush. The palate is market by fine tannins and a soft mouthfeel. They are not very acidic but rather make an impression by their fleshiness. The Premier Cru are more concentrated and are often quite firm. Some of the grand cru are powerful and robust (Bonnes Mares), while others are supple, voluptuous, and distinguished (Musigny).