Antonin Guyon Chambolle Musigny
Producer note: Dominique Guyon told me that they started the harvest on "August 26th with the Côte de Beaune followed by the Côte de Nuits and finally the Hautes Côte. As it turns out, we unfortunately did a green harvest and our yields were a pitiful 15 to 18 hl/ha in Corton and only 25 hl/ha for the rest. Sugars were quite good at between 13 and 14.5% and as such, we did not chaptalize. We did acidulate but much less than we imagined at the time of the harvest. The trick was to chill the fruit immediately and let the extraction occur naturally. We shorted our cuvaison to 17 days rather than our usual 21. We also destemmed 100% as the wines didn't need another source of tannin. We have bottled our wines when we think they were ready and thus we have been selectively bottling since September and will continue through March." I tasted these in February.
Tasting note: Preponderantly ripe black berry aromas though there are wisps of raspberry liqueur mixed in. The flavors are supple, rich and round with a pretty mineral punch to them and fine length. This is a really pretty and pure if not especially complex effort that finishes firm and long.