Maison Champy Chambolle-Musigny 2009

Burgundy can be impressively elegant, I’m not talking about Ron from that one movie but rather France’s Pinot Noir (Burgundy). From that first aroma, sipping and swishing around, all the way through the finish - it is an incredible experience but difficult to articulate.  

Burgundy wine is from the eastern region of France. Generally speaking (there is a lot more to write but to keep this brief), Red Burgundy, as I stated previously, is made from the Pinot Noir grape and white Burgundy is made from the Chardonnay grape. Burgundy has a higher number of appellations d'origine contrôlée (AOCs) than any other French region and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious of the French wine regions. The various Burgundy AOCs are classified from carefully outlined Grand Cru vineyards down to more non-specific regional appellations. Wow that was a mouth full. Let’s talk about this wine I had…

I was drinking Maison Champy Chambolle-Musigny 2009 and wow did this show me what’s up! This has beautiful scents of sweet strawberries, soft wood, red currant, and earth. I thoroughly love the palate as ripe and light red fruits showed through followed by a mild-spiced finish. It is elegantly rounded and absolutely delicious. I can’t stress how elegant this wine is.

Retailing for about $50 it is sure to please your wine enthusiast(s) at Thanksgiving paired with your perfectly prepared turkey. If not this delicious bottle I would encourage you to check out another Burgundy. Sláinte!  TCW


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