Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles, 1er Cru
Ghislaine Barthod

Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles, 1er Cru,



Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles, 1er Cru, 2005

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle Musigny, Les Veroilles, 1er Cru, 2005

Spicy aromatics precede a beautiful, close-knit high-toned palate, lovely elegant juicy ripe fruits and cool mineral tones, flavours of cherry, raspberry and cherry stone, this shows a Bonnes Mares-like muscle and depth.

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
Saturated ruby-red. Brilliantly pure nose offers cassis, blackberry, violet, minerals and crushed rock. Lush, fat and thick but with terrific lift. The mineral and violet flavors are currently accompanied by a superripe suggestion of chocolate that Barthod is confident will disappear with time in bottle. This very large-scaled, mouthfilling wine has a texture of liquid velvet, but there's also terrific cut. Another great bottle in the making but this, too, will need at least a decade in the cellar.
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Ghislaine Barthod

Ghislaine Barthod

The Domaine Barthod-Noellat was founded when Gaston Barthod, whose family originated in the Jura, married into the Noellat family. He took over the direction of the Domaine after finishing his military service in the 1950s. Then in the 1980s his daughter, Ghislaine, served her apprenticeship under him and by the early nineties was making the wine. Ghislaine has made this a benchmark for Chambolle growers and lovers alike. Terroir and grape variety are respected in the winemaking process, vineyard work is hard, intervention minimal and new oak kept to an average of 30%. The ethos here is to pick ripe but on the early side, to retain the birghtness of Pinot Noir. Grapes are de-stalked for fermentation. Her outstanding plots of old vines in Les Fuées and Les Charmes produce wines that typify the elegance and sophistication of Chambolle. The Véroilles however is possibly the more interesting cuvée, if less renowned. It is one of the highest Chambolle vineyards and is situated next to Bonnes Mares and duly reflects the style of its Grand Cru neighbour. Here, charm is aligned to a vibrant acidity and grainy tannins giving a firm grip and sound framework to its ripe fruit.

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