Technical sheet

The appellation

The ultimate wine?  Pinot Noir brought to perfection? No other wine has inspired such pure emotion during its long history. Musigny brings true inspiration. In the royal family of Burgundy wines, it ranks above all the crown princes. The king? Let us say the queen… .This small sloping vineyard, just eight rows of vines, offers a powerful, select wine.

This is one of the oldest climats in the Côte de Nuits, dating back to the 8th or 9th century. Musinus was a Gallo-Roman settlement, probably named after its founder; over the centuries the name evolved to Musigné, Mussigny and finally Musigny. When the monks of the Cîteaux Abbey founded the Clos de Vougeot in 1110, the upper part of the hill was already developed, and they created their “square garden” in the shadow of Musigny.

Several members of the family which owned much of the vineyard in the 14th century served as chamberlains to the Grand Dukes of Burgundy, and one was Governor of the Duchy in 1356. The family later died out, but this Grand Cru remained... .

Musigny has never been an enclosure, a single property. Indeed, the vineyard is highly sought-after and has been divided into numerous small plots since the middle ages. In the 17th and 18th centuries the owners included the Fathers of the Oratory at Dijon, the Grand Prior of Champagne and noble families from the Burgundy parliament.

A lane runs through the climat from east to west, and in the past the wine bore two names, Grand Musigny and Petit Musigny, vying with each other for excellence. Under the AOC system, set up by decree in 1936, Musigny is now a single appellation.

The vine

Surface: 0.2104 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on steepish slope.
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1970/1989

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Soil and subsoil: moderately calcareous, clayey silt and pebbles.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Rootstock: 30% of massal selection and 70 % of clones.
Organic agriculture.
Received official approval Ecocert®l in 1999.
Biodynamic agriculture since the 2001 campaign.

Pruning: Guyot

Vineyard news: Ullage planted out. Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations of 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Harvest date: September 23rd  2021 (fruit day).
Healthy crop.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 27.4 hl/ha

100% of whole grapes. Not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (12-15°C) during 5 days.
Length of maceration: 17 days.
Pressing with the vertical press.

Length: 16 months
Type: in oak-barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 20 %
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Tronçais, Cîteaux
All racked barrels rackling.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

February 6th, 2023 for magnums (fruit day).
February 8th, 2023 for bottles (fruit day).
Limited to 712 bottles 10 magnums.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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Burgundy - France
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