Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2012 is an exciting addition to the...
A traditional grape variety of the Monferrato Astigiano district,...
Produced with Sangiovese grapes from the estate’s most suitable...
Intense yet delicate, the nose develops complex and elegant aromas...
Pale gold. A waxy nose with subtle, cream-covered, pineapple. The nose...
Pale gold. A waxy nose with subtle, cream-covered, pineapple. The nose slowly evolves a faint butterscotch edge. The density and balance when coupled with the acidity is rather good. It’s not entirely subtle but there is more than a hint of refinement. There’s even a lingering creamy edge to the nut-infused finish.
|When to Drink||Now|
|Producer||Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
It is the location that is classed as Grand Cru, so red or white (assuming the AOC is in place), if the grapes come from Musigny the resulting wine is entitled to the Musigny label. Robert Parker (Burgundy, 1990) wrote that the Chardonnay vines of Musigny were “planted at the request of the late Comtesse de Vogüé”; at the domaine today there is no direct evidence of that, or an exact planting date, but what is sure is that there was definitely a white Musigny produced as early as the 1930’s, so the Comtesse would have been quite young. Today ‘only’ a Bourgogne Blanc is produced, but potentially this is the only Grand Cru white from the Côte de Nuits; Clive Coates notes that in the the nineteenth century it was also possible to find Chambertin Blanc but the vines were already gone when AOC rules were introduced in the 1930’s. This white wine is made from Chardonnay vines sited, in two plots, right at the top of the Musigny vineyard. Because there is no such AOC as Chambolle-Musigny Blanc (villages or 1er Cru) if the Musigny Grand Cru label is not used, it follows that the wine must be declassified all the way down to Bourgogne.
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