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Chambolle Musigny

 

Appellation: Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France. Chambolle Musigny

Abutting Communes: North is Morey St-Denis and South is Vougeot

Location: This tiny village of 400 people hosts the commune of Chambolle Musigny. It is roughly square in shape, with the addition of a tongue which flicks out to the south over the vineyards of Musigny and up into the Combe-d'Orveau. This sits in the heart of Burgundy. That is the 30-mile line of hills running south from Marsannay on the southern outskirts of Dijon, inclining westwards as it goes and presenting a broadening band of southeast-facing slopes until it stops at Santenay. The eight villages of the northern sector, ending at Premeaux, are the Cote de Nuits.

Vineyards: There are approximately 550 acres under vine with 65 acres being Grand Crus, 150 acres of Premier Cru, 250 acres of Village wine appellation. The wines from this commune are red and are made from Pinot Noir.

Grand Cru Vineyards: Chambolle-Musigny possesses two Grands Crus-Bonnes-Mares of which 4 acres are in Chambolle and Le Musigny. Le Musigny is comprised of 26 acres that produces about 3,000 cases/

Premier Cru Vineyards: There are 23 Premiers Crus, in whole and in part that produce 22,000 cases among the number of growers. The primary sites are: Les Amoureuses and Les Charmes