Musigny, V.V., Grand Cru, 2005

  Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Musigny, V.V., Grand Cru

Contains Sulphites.

About Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

One of Burgundy’s oldest and greatest estates, this Domaine has been owned by the same family since 1450. Their 30 hectares of vines that surround the village of Chambolle-Musigny include a staggering 7.25 hectares of the hallowed Musigny vineyard, which is 80% of its entire surface. Since the mid-late eighties François Millet and Jean-Luc Pépin have been guiding this Domaine back to the top and it is now once again a mecca for every Burgundy lover. They produce wines with an obsessive attention to detail, with a view to producing incredibly fine wines that respect terroir and the whims of mother nature

Appellation: Musigny

Le Musigny rates alongside the very best Grands Crus Pinot Noir vineyards in Burgundy. There are 10.7ha split between Musigny, Petits Musigny, and La Combe d'Orveau. The vineyard area lies between the bottom of the wood at the top of the hill and stretches down top the upper part of Clos Vougeot, the slope is steep and the soil is a well-drained limestone/chalk /clay composition. A classic Musigny displays a paradoxical mix of both elegance and raw power, it is commonly described as "An iron fist in a velvet glove." Often very surly and closed in its youth Musigny is nonetheless one of the most beguiling and ageworthy Burgundies money can buy. A massive 7 ha of the vineyard is owned by one of the arch exponents Domaine Comte de Vogüé, other fine examples are made by Leroy, Mugnier, Drouhin and Roumier

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.