Chambolle Musigny, Les Condemennes 2011 Aurelien Verdet
Aurélien Verdet is an enthusiastic, driven young man whose father was one of the pioneers of organic viticulture back in the early 1970's and since his retirement in 2005, Aurélien has carried on the tradition. He augments his range through grape contracts under which he lays down the criteria for the early part of the growing season with his suppliers. He then takes over the vineyard work in July and harvests and vinifies the grapes, as with this wine. Sourced from a one acre plot in the single Les Condemennes vineyard, planted in the 1970s and located just under 1er Cru Les Charmes. Vinifications are long – up to 30 days with up to 10 days cold maceration then gentle pumping over of the juice to stimulate fermentation. The wines are aged in oak barrels from Burgundy, Tronçais and Vosges forests not exceeding 1/3 new each year. Wine Spectator scored this 92 points saying
"Rich and supple, with cherry, raspberry and kirsch notes. Almost racy in profile, with vivid acidity driving the flavors. The tannins are refined, imparting an overall impression of finesse and harmony. Best from 2016 through 2024." On SALE!