2010 Domaine Perrot Minot Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Aux Echanges
The 2010 Chambolle-Musigny Les Echanges is a big wine endowed with gorgeous depth and power. Waves of black fruit hit the palate in this exuberant, fleshy Chambolle. Today the Echanges is racy and full of promise. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
It was great to meet up with Christophe Perrot-Minot, as I missed him last time around. Perrot-Minot is one of the most exciting domaines in Burgundy. Since 2006-2007 Christophe Perrot-Minot has begun to back away from the dark, concentrated wines he used to make, and the results are stunning. The fruit sees 5-7 days cold soak. Today Perrot-Minot does one punch down every two days, whereas previously he did three per day. In 2010 yields were down a whopping 45%. Over the last few years Perrot-Minot has expanded the range with a number of wines made from purchased fruit, including several that are sourced from Pierre Damoy. I tasted the Bourgogne, Gevrey and Chambolle from tank and the rest of the wines from barrel. I also tasted a number of 2009s that were fabulous. I will report on those wines in the April issue.
Importer: Martine’s Wines. Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400