Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru 2017Regular price $400.00
Despite owning portions of Les Baudes and Les Fuées in addition to their holding in Amoureuses, there is actually no premier Cru wine in these bottles, only the declassified juice from the young (under 25 years) Musigny vines—Musigny in short trousers as the domaine likes to call it.
The first outing for this wine was the 1995 vintage—before this time quite a lot of juice was sold to the negociants. Today, there are about 2.8 hectares of these young vines, producing around 500 cases of Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru per year.
Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.
The fruit shows a much deeper aspect on the nose and still a trace of oak. The palate also offers a step-up in density versus the villages and an extra creamy edge to the beautifully presented fruit. To match, there's a little extra structure with more forward tannins. Not so lacy but certainly more serious. Very good wine, one day.