Jay James MS has been known to shout his love of Red Burgundy from the mountain tops. Our President put some of that Burgundy obssesion to work for you and we’re thrilled to share it with you. Join us for Jay’s Master Class on the Secret Class of Chambolle Musigny.

The Secret Class of Chambolle Musigny

The village of Chambolle-Musigny features two Grand Cru level vineyards: Le Musigny and Bonnes Mares. Both vineyards are at the opposite ends of the village appellation – Le Musigny borders the village of Vougeot, and Bonnes Mares borders (and overlaps) the village of Morey-St.-Denis. This difference of geography is reflected in the wines, as Le Musigny is often thought to feature a softer, more elegant style of Grand Cru-power than the bold, rich, and slightly wild profile of Bonnes Mares.

Both vineyards are famous for their individual characters, and rightly so – which makes them expensive. There is a way to access their respective styles, however, without necessarily breaking the bank. Both Le Musigny and Bonnes Mares are surrounded by outstanding Premier Cru vineyards and a small number of adjacent Village-level plots. We have sorted these out for you, listing below our stock of wines that come from vineyards adjacent to each of these Grand Cru superstars.


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There is a bit more to know here. Only three adjacent vineyards are not Premier Cru: These are Chambolle-Musigny Les Argilleres (adjacent to Le Musigny), plus Morey-St.-Denis Les Veroilles, and Morey-St.-Denis En La Rue de Vergy (both adjacent to Bonnes Mares). We have naturally included wines from the Premier Cru Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses – a vineyard site adjacent to Le Musigny that some believe should be elevated to Grand Cru level (I tend to agree – it’s one of my favorite vineyards in all of Burgundy). Since this vineyard is so special, we chose to also include the Premier Cru site Chambolle-Musigny Les Haut Doix, because it is adjacent to Les Amoureuses and offers outstanding value. For a similar reason, we chose to include Morey-St.-Denis La Bussiere, neighbor of Morey-St.-Denis La Ruchotte (which is adjacent to Bonnes Mares) and, like Les Amoureuses, famous in its own right. Finally, I wanted to point out that several of these wines hail from the villages of Vougeot and Morey-St.-Denis, but the specific vineyard sites listed are still adjacent to Le Musigny or Bonnes Mares.

We listed the rest of our Chambolle-Musigny stock, including Le Musigny and Bonnes Mares, so you can select from other outstanding wines in the same neighborhood.

This wraps up our “class” on Chambolle-Musigny. Now, you can dive into the CLASS of Chambolle-Musigny – selected for you here at Benchmark Wine Group.

Chambolle-Musigny – where Class is in session!