Burgundy’s prettiest and most perfumed Pinot Noir can be found in Chambolle-Musigny, the village home to the Musigny and Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru (with the latter stretching into Morey-Saint Denis). It’s home to some enviable names, including Comte Georges de Vogüé, Hudelot-Noëllat and Roumier.

The wines of Chambolle-Musigny

Chambolle can produce Burgundy’s most ethereal reds – fine-boned, perfumed and delicate expressions of Pinot Noir.

The crème de la crème of the village hails from the Musigny Grand Cru, a site Jasper Morris MW considers “the finest of all Grands Crus excepting perhaps some of the monopoles of Vosne-Romanée” – high praise indeed. This is also the only Grand Cru in the Côte de Nuits that permits both red and white. The only producer to take advantage of this is Comte Georges de Vogüé, having 0.6 of their almost three hectares planted to Chardonnay and bottled under Musigny Blanc.

The village’s other Grand Cru is Bonnes-Mares, straddling the border into Morey-Saint-Denis, and closer in style to the wines of this village. These two sites are closely followed by the sensuous wines of Premier Cru Les Amoureuses and open, welcoming styles of Premier Cru Charmes, while Premier Cru Les Chabiots and Combe d’Orveau (lying either side of Musigny) are vineyards well worth looking out for.

Leading producers include Ghislaine Barthod, Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Georges Roumier, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat and Comte Georges de Vogüé, while Domaine Felettig is a name to watch.

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