Domaine Leroy   Chambolle Les Fremieres

1999 Chambolle Les Fremieres

By Domaine Leroy

1999 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The patchwork of vineyards that is Burgundy presents us with some of the most coveted and nuanced wines in the world. Nestled amongst these celebrated parcels is the 1999 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy, a wine that captures the brilliance of its terroir with impeccable grace.


A Vintage That Speaks Volumes

The year 1999 was marked by optimal growing conditions in Burgundy. A mild winter followed by a warm summer without extremes allowed for an excellent fruit set and subsequent ripening period. The resulting 1999 vintage not only reached optimal maturity but also maintained the characteristic freshness and vivacity that elevates great Burgundian wines.

Amidst this favourable milieu, the Chambolle Les Fremieres vineyard, supervised with an artful touch by Lalou Bize-Leroy, produced a wine of both finesse and structure—a truly rare combination even within such a storied appellation.


Investment Potential in Your Glass

For investors in fine wines, the 1999 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy remains a sterling choice amongst its peers. As it has evolved over the decades, this particular vintage has grown into an elaborate tapestry of red fruits, underlined by earthy truffles and delicate floral notes that are indicative of its Chambolle-Musigny origin.

Structured yet silken tannins contribute to this wine's longevity; displaying extraordinary balance it stands as a testament to the deft craftsmanship at Domaine Leroy. The cellar potential continues to be promising, holding its value and mystique among connoisseurs and investors alike.

In conclusion, for those seeking a discerning addition to their collection or looking for an investment that transcends mere liquid assets, the 1999 Chambolle Les Fremieres from Domaine Leroy offers not just a sensory journey through one of Burgundy's most refined expressions—it's an opportunity to possess a slice of vinous history that radiates excellence with every passing year.

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The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fremieres reveals shy blackberry aromas. This medium-bodied wine is foursquare, firm, and highly structured. Stony black fruits can be found in this deep, delicious yet tannic wine. Drink it between 2003 and 2009. Importer: Martine's Wines, San Raphael, CA; tel. (415) 485-1800.

Pierre Rovani - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2001

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