Though this isn't the old vine bottling, the vines here still have some age to them, with a portion planted in 1961 and subsequent plantings completed up to 1999. Heresztyns Chambolle-Musigny comes from two small plots, Aux Echanges and Les Bas Doix. Many vineyards for village wines have a lot of topsoil, but these plots lie very close to the limestone bedrock, which makes the wines a bit more exciting and complex with more minerality. The vineyards are farmed sustainably with plowing, de-budding, and green harvesting to limit yields. This is all hand-harvested and sorted twice, once with a vibration table and again by hand. This sees a gentle fermentation with wild yeasts and 50 to 100% whole clusters, and 30% new oak for 16-18 months before a limited bottling of 1000 per year. A classic bottle of Chambolle and being a very short cop in 2016, this is wonderfully concentrated and one of the best efforts for this Cuvee of all time.
Tasting Note by Allen Meadows "A pure, elegant and airy nose features notes of lavender, violet and essence of red cherry. The cool, intense and delineated medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the saline-inflected finish where a hint of bitter pit fruit appears. This is a relatively concentrated and powerful Chambolle villages yet it comes across as refined."