Chambolle-Musigny 'Vieilles Vignes'

Domaine Rene Bouvier SKU: IFRBCMVV17

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

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Chambolle-Musigny is a wine that combines the elegance and complexity of the vines in the centre of the village with the vigour of those from the limits of the Morey-Saint-Denis appellation. The old vines bring depth, with complex tasty fruit flavours: cherry, raspberry, spices, and violets. The lingering finish ends with a touch of salinity. The vines are carefully chosen by sélection massale (visual selection of the most robust vine plants). Disbudding helps to balance the vines; trellising allows air to circulate through the foliage; the vines may be lightly trimmed after flowering. This careful vineyard management naturally ensures low yields, so that a green harvest is rarely necessary. Sorting on the vine takes place two to three weeks before the harvest. Grapes are picked by hand throughout the estate. Grapes are carefully sorted on two sorting tables, and then transferred by gravity into thermo-regulated tanks. Depending on the vintage, there will be around 50% of whole bunches.Fermentation uses native yeasts. There is little mechanical intervention during vatting, where natural infusion is preferred. Only the first pressed juices are kept during pressing. Wines are aged for 18 months in barrels (20% new barrels). The amount of sulphur added is kept to a minimum. ABV 13%