2011 Bruno Clavelier Chambolle Musigny La Combe d'Orveau 750mL
Country Hierarchy: Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
La Combe d'Orveau is the southernmost Premier Cru climat in the Chambolle-Musigny appellation of Burgundy. While it is not the most famous vineyard in the area, the Pinot Noir-based wines made here are held in high regard due to the quality of the terroir. La Combe d'Orveau Premier Cru wines are a little more muscular than the typical Chambolle-Musigny style, although they are still aromatic and elegant.
Soils in La Combe d'Orveau are similar to those in the surrounding vineyards, made up of high proportions of limestone. Here, loose, rocky scree covers a subsoil of white marl, which is both free draining and low in nutrients. Vines are forced to dig deep for hydration, which lessens the growth of energy-sapping vegetation. Instead, energy is focused into berry production, resulting in a concentrated wine.