Derrière le Four
A refined vintage born in serenity.
"It feels good, especially after the 2018 harvest that required constant attention", recalls Anne Sigaut. The extraordinarily healthy grapes matured effortlessly in the nonstop sun brought by an early summer heatwave. It barely rained in August and not a single drop of rain fell in September. The only concern that year was preventing the berries from drying out because of the multiple heatwaves before harvesting. "We decided to go in the vineyards three weeks before the harvest to cut off the grapes that had been fried by the sun. I am very grateful for my female staff!" adds Anne Sigaut. The harvest began on September 12th, earlier than usual, yet slightly later than in 2018. These additional days made the fruits more balanced, with no excess sugar (around 13.5° potential). Always aiming to protect the fruits' freshness, the Domaine chose to only harvest in the morning, even if it meant asking the grape pickers to be ready to start work at 7am. Their efforts were not in vain: yields were satisfying, except in the plots in the village of Chambolle and Les Fuées 1er cru which suffered from dry weather conditions. Most importantly, the vines offer great harmony, with silky tannins and beautiful aromatic elegance. The 2019 vintage superbly highlights the floral notes characteristic of Chambolle-Musigny wines.
Its rich color and dark fruits (black berries and blackcurrants) aromas are the unmistakable proof of its deep character. The tannins are dense, firm and a light touch of acidity rounds up the palate. The wine is aged 20% in new barrels. A strong Chambolle to be paired with red meat.
This climat is located on the hillside of the valley outlet, at the heart of the vineyard. The land here is composed of alluvial soil; sand, clay, silt, etc. deposited by the valley. Anne and Hervé Sigaut did not miss how dense and rich this makes the soil. This vine takes a bit longer to grow.
Average age of vines
45 years old on average