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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

The village of Chambolle-Musigny lies in the very heart of the Côte de Nuits. The Musigny vineyards lie above the Clos de Vougeot between the Premier Cru climat Les Amoureuses and the Grand Cru Échezeaux. The altitude varies from 260 to nearly 300 m. The southern portion rises towards the plot known as Combe d'Orveau which marks the boundary between Musigny and Flagey-Échezeaux.
The Musigny family, which gave its name to the appellation, is now extinct but held important posts at the court of the Dukes of Burgundy in the 14th century. The boundaries of the USIGNY appellation were formally laid down on 16 April 1929, before the advent of the AOC system. It has always been a Grand Cru.

The gradient on this rocky limestone terrace is quite steep (8-14%). The soils, though not deep, are enriched by red clay in the upper section and are generally more clayey and less limey than the neighbouring Grands Crus. The rocks are of Jurassic origin (approx. 150 million years BC). 

Red: this brilliant scion of the Côte de Nuits family has a preference for meat - natural enough given the power of its tannins and the lingering complexity of its aromas. But its individuality rests on the breadth of its sensuality in the mouth and the distinction that results from this. This lends it a particular affinity for fine poultry (roasted or stuffed) and feathered game in sauce, braised or - better still - patiently roasted. Glazed duck and crispy roast lamb would be at ease with this iconic burgundy, while cheeses like Cîteaux, Coulommiers or Brie de Meaux will also respond to its generous character.

Serving temperature: 14 to 16 °C

White: if by good fortune you should ever find yourself in the presence of a white Musigny, match it with only the most delicate of dishes - lobster, crawfish, or freshwater crayfish with a butter, cream, and truffle sauce (sauce nantua).

Serving temperature: 12 to 14 °C

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A trio of Musignys from three different vintages and three different producers paid homage to this hallowed terroir.  The 1988 Roumier Musigny had a spectacular nose.  This was the 4th time I had this rare wine in the last year, just one of those things.  I think that is close to 1% of the production!  That would be like drinking 1000 bottles of Lafite I think, for reference purposes only, of course.  The Roumier was rich and delicious with an iron clad finish.  There was nice dryness to its long finish, showing the tannins of the vintage, and black and purple fruits balanced with vitamins and more iron (97+).

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Musigny 1988  ( Domaine Georges Roumier )

A trio of Musignys from three different vintages and three different producers paid homage to this hallowed terroir.  The 1988 Roumier Musigny had a spectacular nose.  This was the 4th time I had this rare wine in the last year, just one of those things.  I think that is close to 1% of the production!  That would be like drinking 1000 bottles of Lafite I think, for reference purposes only, of course.  The Roumier was rich and delicious with an iron clad finish.  There was nice dryness to its long finish, showing the tannins of the vintage, and black and purple fruits balanced with vitamins and more iron (97+).

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