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 Vintage2007 Label 1 of 6 
TypeRed
ProducerDomaine Ponsot (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationCuvée des Cigales
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationChambolle-Musigny

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: not specified
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Ponsot Chambolle Musigny Cuvee Cigale on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 3 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by french16 on 8/25/2010: Chambolle Musigny Blind Tasting: 43 years old vines. I have to admit this was not showing so well tonight as I found it very tight and close. Maybe a hint of bacon along elegant red fruits. Feminine, light on its feet, I'd like to re taste to better understand this wine. (12.5%) (2079 views)
 Tasted by collin on 2/6/2010: No formal note, but this takes a while for the sappiness on the palate to emerge. A bit simple on the nose, but with some fine minerality which suggests a bit more time is required. Still, this did not come across as terribly deep, so it will be interesting to see just how long it lives. (1830 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, January 2010, Issue #37
(Domaine Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny - Cuvée Cigale Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/29/2009)
(Dom Laurent Ponsot, Cuvée des Cigales Chambolle-Musigny Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2009, Issue #33
(Domaine Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Cuvée Cigale Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2009, Issue #19, The 2007 Burgundy Vintage: Delightful Reds and Brilliant Whites
(Chambolle-Musigny “Cuvée Cigale”- Domaine Ponsot) Login and sign up and see review text.
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Domaine Ponsot

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Nuits

on weinlagen.info

Chambolle-Musigny

Chambolle-Musigny is one of the smallest appellations of the Côte de Nuits, although given the tiny, fragmented nature of Burgundy vineyards, it manages to fit two exceptional Grand Crus (Bonnes Mares and Le Musigny) and a couple of dozen Premieres Crus. These wines are known for delicacy and tend to be light in body, but concentrated and with fragrant bouquets. The critic Robert M. Parker Jr. quotes French poet Gaston Roupnel as likening the region's wines to "silk and lace."

 
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