Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses is the delight of Burgundy … filigree, sensual, cool and refined. The female pendant to Musigny with the same type of regal minerality – yet more delicate and lightfooted – without the sheer power and depth of the mighty Musigny.
By heart it’s a 1er cru – and while many argue that it shoud be elevated to Grand Cru – I beg to differ – taste the Vogüé Musigny and Les Amoureuses side by side … and the case is closed … Les Amoureuses does not pocess the layered power and depth of the Grand Cru.
Les Amoureuses does however have a delicacy and sensuality not found in the Musigny – a refined female side offering some of the most filigree details of the Chambolle appellation.
I adore Les Amoureuses for what it is – the perhaps most delicate wine of Burgundy.
Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses – the princesse of Chambolle
Les Amoureuses is located just below and north of Les Musigny and is a 5.4 ha vineyard – see map below.
The vineyard is divided into four sections – the southern upper section – where the top end producers like Vogüé, Roumier, Mugnier and Bertheau have the main part of their holdings – (1) on the map. The second is located above the road and just north of the Musigny vineyard (2). Then we have the northern part of the vineyard – closer to Chambolle (3), and lastly there is the lower part of the vineyard (4) – as it continues down towards the village of Vougeot.
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