1er cru Les Charrières
The year 2016 will go down in history in Burgundy, as the vines suffered from very rough spring weather. Thankfully, the warm and sunny summer that followed helped them recover. At the end of April, spring frost damaged a lot of vineyards. Chambolle-Musigny was sadly one of the most damaged wine regions. The following spring months were gloomy and very humid. Luckily, July came with bright sunshine. Because of the successive low yields due to the bad weather, the grapes were very concentrated. Yet, they still managed to reach unexpected ripeness. Akin to 2015 even. The harvest started on September 25th, under a bright sun. Harvesting on a later date than usual helped preserving the freshness of the fruits, while obtaining some cuvées as charming and generous as vintage wines with remarkable maturity.
Vivid, it reveals on the first approach nice touches of small berries, especially raspberries. Its texture is fine, delicate, of medium length. Undergrowth aging requires subtle dosage (25% new barrels). We could easily think of this wine as a Chambolle-Musigny and not a Morey-Saint-Denis. But it is important to go beyond some preconceptions... To pair with roasted pigeon.
This premier cru is located on a terroir with thick soil, on a gentle slope. It is spread at the north of the appellation, under the protection of the famous Clos de la Roche.
Average age of vines
65 and 25 years old on average