2019 1er Cru Charmes Domaine Christian Clerget

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
Other Practising Organic
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Chambolle Musigny
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Charmes

Very concentrated yet ethereal fruit - there's real depth and mineral layers supporting the richness of dark fruit. Lovely length. Drinking range: 2029 - 2042 L&S (Oct 2020)

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The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Charmes 1er Cru has a perfumed bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry, rose petal and potpourri scents that all gain intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, fine grip and muscle with a Morey-like structure on the finish. This will require 3-4 years in bottle, though on this showing it will evolve into a very fine, quite long-lived Charmes. Drinking range: 2024 - 2040 Rating: 92-94 Neal Martin, (Jan 2021)

Excellent glowing purple, with a liveliness that continues on to the palate, with a sweet ripe raspberry note and enough acidity behind. This is still in the domaine’s refined and unobtrusive style, but with very good length. Tasted: November 2020 4/5 stars Rating: 92-94 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Jan 2021)

Cask sample. There's a light savoury note but overall it seems a bit undercharged. Rather drying finish with a hint of rather awkward cinnamon. Drinking range: 2026 - 2035 Rating: 16+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Jan 2021)

Domaine Christian Clerget

A domaine of 6 hectares, with 8 appellations, run by Christian, Isabelle and their daughter Justine Clerget from their house in the northern end of the little village of Vougeot, which is really in the commune of Chambolle. They have been organic (certified) since 2017, Justine having insisted on it when she joined them, but it sounds as though she was pushing at an open door, because Christian is entirely committed to this approach and clearly believes that good wine starts with the vines.

At harvest the grapes are picked into small cases for the short trip to the winery which really is right in the middle of their holdings. They adapt to the vintage conditions, so that they did 2 pigeages in total in 2019, whereas in 2017, they did one a day throughout the fermentation. In 2018 they did some whole bunch fermentation, but reverted to their normal complete destemming in 2019. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation Christian decants into tank, allows the wine to settle for ten days, then puts the wines into barrel where they stay without racking until bottling. They are using about 30% new wood on the villages and 40% on the Chambolle Charmes and the Échézeaux, and the wines say in barrel for a long élevage of 18-20 months.

Bourgogne Rouge .69ha

Morey Saint Denis Blanc 'les Crais'

Morey Saint Denis 0.20 ha

Chambolle Musigny 2 ha (in Les Athets, Les Babillères, Les Herbues, Les Nazoires, Les Bussières, Les Croix, Les Condemennes)

Vosne Romanée les Violettes 0.37 ha

Vougeot 1er Cru les Petits Vougeots 0.46 ha

Chambolle Musigny 1er cru les Charmes 1.01 ha

Échézeaux Grand Cru 1.09 ha (in 'en Orveaux')

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