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2018 Anne Et Herve Sigaut Chambolle-Musigny Les Chatelots

ITEM 8230498 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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91The Wine Advocate

...offering up a pretty bouquet of cherries, raspberries and plums, complemented by hints of raw cocoa and a discrete framing of wood. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and fleshy, it's nicely defined, with a deep core of fruit, lively acids and a sapid finish.

...ripe but agreeably cool and layered nose presents spicy liqueur-like aromas of red and dark raspberry that is trimmed in soft wood wisps. There is very good detail and verve to the appealingly textured flavors that exhibit good if not special length on the mildly raspy finish...


Anne Et Herve Sigaut

Anne et Herve Sigaut run their 25-acre domaine in Chambolle-Musigny in classic fashion. The domaine has been in the Sigaut family for at least four generations, and it is now totally organic. They produce several Premier Crus and some village wines, most from Chambolle-Musigny. The couple took over the estate in 1990 from Herve’s father, and they renovated their cellar in 2004 adding stainless steel vats, a new sorting table and a new, gravity-fed vinification set-up. Though their wines are not well-known, Burgundy experts have been complimentary, and Clive Coates has written that “this is a good address,” which is for Coates an endorsement of quality.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Chambolle-Musigny, Les Chatelots

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.