CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY

2019 Aux Croix 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
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Aux Croix

A parcel of 34 year old vines on a site which Justine decided looked specially good this year, so it has been vinified separately. L&S (Nov 2020)


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The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Aux Croix is attractive on the nose with fragrant brambly red berry fruit, peony and rose petal, brushstrokes of forest floor emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, fleshing out nicely midway through, silky with a persistent finish. This is a delicious and beautifully crafted Chambolle that is Premier Cru quality. Drinking range: 2023 - 2036 Rating: 92-94 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2021)

This vineyard is on white soil with lots of small stones, a location where the grapes ripen very rapidly hence the decision to pick this first and make it on its own with 40% whole bunch vinification. Vivid purple. The whole bunches have given a reductive character, and are slightly drying the finish for now. Ultra-ripe cherries, sun dried version, medium length. Tasted: November 2020 3/5 stars Rating: 89-91 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (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.

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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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