Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Groffier`s 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Sentiers has an intense bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, quite spicy and slightly oriental in style. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, again, spicy and lively with a sappy, saline finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is a superb, if not particularly subtle, Chambolle-Musigny destined to give many years of drinking pleasure. Tasted September 2017.
“My number one objective is to preserve our appellations and the skills that have been passed down in our family from generation to generation. When I started at the domain, my desire wasn’t to bring about any drastic chance, but rather to perpetuate what was in place… we always try to produce the best wine with what the vintage gave us.”
– Nicolas Groffier, Fourth-Generation Proprietor
With a rich family history that extends over four generations, Domaine Robert Groffier Père & Fils is a producer based out of the Morey-Saint-Denis commune in Burgundy. Although most of their fruit comes from vineyard plots in Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin, the domaine uses much of their 17 estate acres in the grand cru vineyards of Bonnes-Mares and Chambertin Clos-de- Bèze. Founded in the early 19th Century by Frédéric Groffier, most of the parcels were quickly acquired by his son, Jules Groffier, by the 1930s. Robert was the next successor, and was the first person in the domain to begin bottling the wines, and in 2005 was joined by his son, Nicolas. The wines have continued to be produced to an admirable standard, and help the family legacy live on through the sensuality and finesse in their products.
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