I love Chambolle-Musigny perhaps the most vibrant and sensual appellation …
While the Chambolle appellation is rather large the number of top end producers located in the village of Chambolle is rather limited, and somehow it’s not often a bright new star is rising from this village.
There are great estates in this village – but they have more or less been the same during the last three decades and even longer – I’m off cause thinking of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Domaine Georges Roumier and Domaine J.-F. Mugnier.
One could argue that Mugnier is the new kid on the block – as he entered this exclusive trio in the mid 1980s .. only 30 years back … but seriously it appears there no new stars in Chambolle to challenge these legendary estates.
I do have two on my list … Domaine François Bertheau and Domaine Groffier … the latter is not located in the village of Chambolle but in Morey-Saint-Denis .. but the core of the estate is in my mind in the Chambolle appellation.
So Bertheau is the main candidate to challenge the big three … and while his Bonnes-Mares is the top wine of the estate – Les Amoureuses is somehow the delight of this fine estate.
So lets take a closer look at the Les Amoureuses from Domaine Bertheau .. perhaps one of the most hedonistic and delicate wines produced in Burgundy.
Chambolle Musigny Les Amuoureuses – two sections
The vineyard Les Amoureuses is divided in two sections – one above the road to Chateau Clos de Vougeout and just north of Musigny – and one below the road and below the plot located adjacent to the northern end of Musigny – see map below.
The second section is by far the largest an it cover the area from the road down towards the village of Vougeot .. a quite steep hill and to the north the 1er cru Les Hauts Doix is following Amoureuses and the road between Chambolle and Vougeot.
The Domaine Bertheau plots of Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
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