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Musigny

Pleasure Wine: Musigny Wines

 

Discover the Musigny appellation

 

The Musigny vineyard is located right in the middle of the Côte de Nuits, at 300 meters of altitude. Surrounded by three other renowned vineyards (the Clos de Vougeot, the Amoureuses and the Échezeaux), it is one of the best appellations you'll find in the Burgundy region. Some even say it's on equal footing with huge names such as Romanée-ContiChambertin or La Tâche. This appellation's best weapon is the quality of its soil; a blend of red clay and limestone rocks.

Planted a long time ago by the monks of Cîteaux, the Musigny vineyard got its moniker from the Musigny family. A house of noble men and women who were in the court of the Dukes of Burgundy during the 14th century. The few parcels of land they left to their descendants have since then grown bigger. Now, the vineyard represents 10 hectares of land, and 7 of them belong to the Domaine du Comte de Vogüé. It was this estate that almost single-handedly made the Musigny appellation what it is today.

Since 1929, Musigny has become a Grand Cru appellation. The title is well earned indeed, since the yields are kept low by design (less than 40,000 wine bottles produced per year) and the aging process, using oak barrels, is quite long. In this vineyard, all the grapevines that are less than 25 years old immediately get downgraded to Premier Cru. This is done in order to ensure that the Musigny Grands Crus are the best they can be.

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