Domaine Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny
This wine is characterized by its extreme finesse, depth and silky, elegant tannic structure. Its individual personality comes from the great age of the vines.
Vineyard placement and geology: Two parcels combine to produce this wine. The first is at the bottom of the slope on fairly deep clay soil; the second at the top of the hill on mostly limestone soil. It’s the combination of the two terroirs that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Vine age : 50 years on average
Yield and production : 35-45 hl/ha for an average annual production of 3000 bottles.
Hand-harvested and scrupulously sorted, the wine is fermented in open stainless steel tanks for around three weeks, then matured in oak barrels, about 50% new, for 18 months.
To the eye, the wine is a fairly lightly colored, but with flashes of brilliant sparkles at the edge.
On the nose, aromas of cocoa and eucalyptus mingle with small red fruits and redcurrants.
On the palate, its concentration doesn’t detract from its finesse, with a tannic structure that is there, but very discreet. Above all, it’s the wine’s length on both the nose and palate that characterize this delicate appellation
Its elegance and finesse permit this win to go with more delicate meat dishes, such as roast pigeon or guinea hen, or other feathered game.
Serve at around 16C-17C. Will age well for 3-8 years.