Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d'Orveau Premier Cru 2012  Front Label
Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d'Orveau Premier Cru 2012  Front Label

Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d'Orveau Premier Cru 2012

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Winemaker Notes

The upper part of the Combe d'Orveau contains more pebbles and outcropping rocks, bringing finesse and minerality. The lower part, close to Musigny, is made up of finer soils containing more silt and bringing more density, depth and freshness to the wine. The ultra cuvée of Chambolle Musigny 1er cru La Combe d'Orveau is produced from the oldest part of this vine which adjoins the Musigny.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Combes d’Orveau comes from 77-year old vines. It has an intriguing bouquet with touches of cold stone, blackcurrant pastilles and a whiff of wild heather. The palate is medium-bodied with a very refined, feminine entry. This is very elegant with ample freshness and vitality, the citrus element becoming more pronounced towards the finish that offers just a touch of pepperiness at this stage. Very fine.
Barrel Sample: 92-94
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Domaine Perrot-Minot

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Domaine Perrot-Minot, France
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The origins of the Perrot-Minot estate go back to the middle of the 19th century, when the vines of the Sigaut (Chambolle-Musigny) and Morizot (Morey-Saint Denis) families were brought together in the heritage of Léonie Sigaut, wife and widow of Alexandre Morizot.

It wasn't until the 1960's that the estate would become known as Perrot-Minot. The family members running the estate at that time decided to adhere to the tradition of quality and innovation which had already prevailed with the two previous generations. Christophe Perrot-Minot became manager in 1993. His previous experience as a wine broker for seven years had brought him a deep and broad knowledge of the winegrower's trade. He also brought convictions about what constitutes a great wine and how to produce it. Convictions that he was to put into practice by adhering, like the three generations who preceded him, to that grand tradition of putting excellence and innovation at the very heart of work. Rethinking, modernizing the estate, and perfecting ever further the quality of the wines, while preparing the continuation of a story which now goes back nearly two centuries.

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Chambolle-Musigny represents the charm of the Côte de Nuits district of Burgundy. But you’ll find that term mainly in reference to the vineyards in its southern stretches, which border Clos Vougeot: the Grand Cru of Le Musingy and in part, its neighboring and most exceptional Premier Cru, Les Amoureuses. Some producers argue for the primacy of Les Amoureuses and its eligibility for Grand Cru status given its wines can sometimes surpass other Grands Crus.

Le Musigny ranks on par with the most acclaimed Grands Crus for Pinot Noir: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Chambertin, and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. It is also the only Grand Cru in Côte de Nuits for Chardonnay. All of the others are in Côte de Beaune.

This village can in fact claim only two Grands Crus vineyards and—in the context of breaking down the minutiae—they are markedly different. Bonnes-Mares, the other one at the far northern end above the village, bordering Morey-St-Denis, offers power, strength and great aging potential. But Chambolle-Musigny includes a nice handful of exceptional Premiers Crus, as noted above with Les Amoureuses as the finest. Le Fuees and Les Cras are other noteworthy Premiers Crus.

Overall, a top Chambolle-Musigny offers pure aromas of violets, dark cherry and damp earth, coupled with a velvety elegance, supple mid-palate, an abundance of black and red berry, and finesse and power through a long and fine-grained finish.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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