Domaine Christian Clerget Chambolle-Musigny 2012
Picked by hand and sorted at the vine. Transported in small boxes. Grapes sorted a second time in the fermenting room. The perfect wine: complex, rich and romantic, an elegant wine characterised by red berries. A splendid wine that is silky smooth in its younger years, yet also ages well, appealing to those who appreciate wines with more developed aromas.
This wine comes from seven small plots: Les Athets, Les Babillères, Les Herbues, Les Nazoires, Les Bussières, Les Croix, and Les Condemenes. They are located down from Chambolle-Musigny, with shallow limestone soil. The grapes are stripped and transferred to vats. They are then fermented at a controlled temperature (32°C maximum), with the vats being cooled if necessary to control when fermentation begins. Remontage is performed, followed by daily pigeage. The wine is removed from the vats and pressed. Before being placed into casks, the wine spends 3-4 days in vats to allow the lees to separate. The wine is siphoned into oak barrels using gravity, rather than a pump.