Producer: Christian Clerget
The origins of Domaine Christian Clerget date back to the beginning of the 20th Century, when the great-grandparents of Christian Clerget, the present owner - together with his wife Isabelle - assembled various parcels of vines in the villages of Chambolle, Vougeot and Morey St-Denis. The 5-hectare family estate was known in the 1980s and 1990s as Domaine Georges Clerget, named for Christian’s father. Christian took over in 1996 and built a new winery in 1998 as a first step to taking the domaine to its present level of quality; all of the production is now sold under Christian’s name.
Tasting Notes: The Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes comes from an east-facing one hectare block of 43 year old vines at 270 meters altitude. There is a thin layer of soil of primary limestone rock; the vines’ roots descend in the fissures of the rock. It is at once powerful, complex, structured and elegant, packed with dark fruit and mineral notes.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Alcohol percentage: 14.5%