Perrot-Minot – Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Fuees
Chambolle-Musigny is a red wine, often regarded as the most « feminine » wine of the Côte de Nuits. Its intensity and delicacy express themselves with elegance and subtlety. To the eye, it presents a bright ruby hue with luminous highlights. It may darken a little over time but with no loss of impact. Its bouquet, easily recognisable, is composed of violet and small red fruits (raspberry, strawberry). With further aging it tends towards spiced ripe fruits and prune, or towards truffle, underbrush and animal notes. Rich, fragrant and complex, it lines the palate with silk and lace. Its delicate but fleshy texture in no way detracts from its solid and durable structure. On the sweet side with little trace of acidity, its tannins remain silky-smooth.
With a personality that allies power and femininity, it pairs with high-flavoured and sophisticated dishes like feathered game (in sauce, for example), well-roasted lamb or a free-range capon. Roast veal's subtle texture would be delicately enveloped by the dense but silky tannins of the Chambolle (especially the Premiers Crus).
Cheeses - preferably mild: Brillat-Savarin, Reblochon, Cîteaux, Vacherin, Brie de Meaux …. Soft-centred cheeses will respond to its great aromatic complexity.
Serving temperatures: 12 to 14 °C for young wines, 14 to 16 °C for older wines.