Henri de Villamont "Collection du Docteur Barolet"
Bottle size: 75cl
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Chambolle-Musigny is a tiny commune in the Côte de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy. The village produces almost exclusively red wines from Pinot Noir. The classic Chambolle-Musigny wine is powerful, yet refined and perfumed. Along with Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin, the village is considered to produce some of the finest Pinot Noir wines on earth.
The producer known as Henri de Villamont takes its name from the Chevalier, or Lord, of Villamont, a crusader who retired to the village of Savigny, where Villamont's cellars are located. (The cellars were built by Léonce Bocquet, then the owner of Clos de Veugeot, in 1880.) While more than half of the domaine's vineyard holdings are in Savigny-lès-Beaune, the also make a handful of wines from vineyards in the Côtes de Nuits. The cool, damp weather early in the vintage produced a small crop in Chambolle-Musigny, with firm tannins that would have benefited from extended aging.
Very good level for age, 3cm below cork. Torn label, however vintage shipper and appellation are legible