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Chambolle-Musigny, France

Burgundy tends to generate a lot of hyperbole, but when it comes to this domaine the simple facts are astounding enough. With its roots dating back to Jean Moisson’s erection of a chapel around 1450, the estate is one of the most important and storied of the Côte de Nuits. It holds 7.2 hectares of the 10 hectares of Le Musigny, perhaps the greatest Pinot Noir vineyard of all. Its total holdings are 12.5 hectares. It has been in the same family for the past 20 generations. The day to day running of the estate falls to the troika of Eric Bourgogne (the vineyards), Francois Millet (the cellar) and Jean-Luc Pepin (sales).

In the vines, they practice ‘lutte raisonnée’ or minimal intervention.The rows are grassed, no herbicide is used, and the rows are ploughed by horse for low-impact. Pheromones (for the sexual confusion of insects) are used instead of insecticides. Low yields and old vines are the order of the day. In the cellar, the approach is restrained, and relatively traditional. While there is a preference for de-stemming, and long macerations, none of the vintages are made to a recipe.


Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Blanc
Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle Musigny
Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru
Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Comte Georges de Vogüé Bonnes Mares
Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes


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