Musigny is a relatively large vineyard yet the Musigny wines are becoming a very rare treat these days, as the demand for this illusive and mineral driven wine is increasing by the hour it seems.
Until recently the Joseph Drouhin Musigny was unknown territory for me, but within the last few months I have had the privilege of tasting this wine three times – 2016 from cask, 2015 just bottled and the 1993 mature and ready to enjoy. A treat each time – but tasting the 1993 was a special occasion, as two bottles were sampled, one being in gorgeous condition – one with a more average display of fruit.
The Drouhin Musigny is a Domaine wine, as Maison Joseph Drouhin owns the vineyard, and have controlled the plots since the early 1940s.
Musigny – the three sections
The Musigny vineyard has three sections … Les Musigny or Grands Musigny – the main and northern part of the vineyard. Les Petits Musigny – just south of Les Musigny – a monopole owned by Vogue. Lastly we have the extension of the vineyard with some plots in the climate La Combe d’Orveau (added to Musigny in 1929 and 1989) – see map below.