This is not your nouveaux “metrosexual” Burgundy. It is one of our more underground, tiny producers that has developed a strong “cult” following. The range of wines crafted by the hands of Michel Digioia-Royer are fleshed out with earth and flowers, as opposed to sweet fruit and overly polished tannins. Based in Chambolle-Musigny, the estate has a large supply of old-vine parcels that lend to the depth of the range of wines. They are some of the more forceful and intense wines out of this village known for its elegance; they are not wines for immediate pleasure. Give them time to develop their entire range with plenty of time in the glass. It will be worth it!
Lay Of The Land
Chambolle-Musigny, the queen of the Côte, is one of the best-known villages in the Côte d’Or. “Musigny” lent its name to the village’s original name, Chambolle, as a suffix to the village name in 1882 as a result of a marketing strategy to use the name of the most famous vineyard for simpler village level wines. The other Grand Cru of the commune is Bonnes Mares, regarded as slightly more rustic than Musigny. Pinot Noir in hard Jurassic limestone soils dominate here and are famous for crafting elegant, subtle yet well-structured red Burgundy. The east facing slopes at 300m in altitude have shallow topsoils but enough fissures in the “roche mare” to allow the roots of the vines to dig deep, seeking nourishment.