Musigny AOC, Burgundy: Vineyards, 10 Best Wines (2022)
Musigny, also known as Le Musigny, is a Grand Cru appellation and vineyard in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. It is also one of three Grand Cru sites in Chambolle Mouigny, alongside Bonnes Mares or Clos Vougeot.
Musigny wines are beloved for their exquisite elegance and extraordinary depth. They are a favourite among collectors.
The Wines of Le Musigny
Musigny is the only Grand Cru winery in Cote de Nuits to produce red and white wines. Red wines make up 90% of the entire region’s production.
Reds are made mostly from the Pinot noir grape, while Chardonnay whites are made.
Under AOC rules, producers can add up to 15% Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc to the red Musigny. Most top-tier producers, however, stick to Pinot Noir.
Musigny is a classic red wine that evokes Pinot Noir. It has exotic aromas and a refined palate.
Musigny white wines are also a delight for wine lovers, with their exotic aroma intensity and floral nuances.
2015 Domaine Leroy Musigny Grande Cru ($149.303)
This exceptional Musigny vintage is a blend of red flowers, raspberries, and spice. It has exotic fruit notes and velvety tannins.
2014 Domaine Georges & Christophe Rumier Musigny Grande Cru ($18,180).
The delicious Pinot Noir wine bursts with aromas of violets, plum and tea. The palate is richly textured with a hint of minerality in the aftertaste.
2010 Domaine Faiveley Musigny Grande Cru ($6,386)
The dry red wine is a delicious blend of black cherry, rose and spices. Its fruity and spicy flavours add elegance and richness to its palate.
2005 Domaine JacquesFrederic Mugnier le Musigny Grand Cru ($5,231)
This full-bodied Red wine opens with rich aromas of red and dark fruit, violets and coffee. Red fruit, mineral, and citrus zest are the main flavours. The wine has a long finish.
1986 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Blanc Grand Cru ($3,042)
This Musigny white wine is a rare find. It has floral aromas and hints of spice. It is balanced with honey and pear notes.
1992 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Blanc Grand Cru ($2,521)
The nose and palate of this vintage are filled with delicious notes of lemon zest, white flowers, nuts, and apples. It has a smooth texture and refreshing aftertaste.
Fun fact Between 1993 and 2015, Comte Georges de Vogue was the only white wine producer from Musigny. They released white wines under the Bourgogne Blanc label (instead of Musigny Blanc).
This was because younger vines were used (after a drive for replantation), but this didn’t guarantee Grand Cru quality.
1993 Joseph Drouhin Musigny Grande Cru ($2,074)
This red Burgundy wine is bursting with black fruits and spices. The palate is rich and full of raspberry and herb notes.
2013 Domaine Jacques Prieur Musigny Grand Cru ($747)
The Chambolle Musigny wine is a blend of red berries, baking spices and smoky aromas. Floral notes and grippy tannins characterize the palate.
2006 Louis Jadot Le Mouigny Grand Cru ($553)
A floral bouquet characterizes this fragrant vintage. The palate is a combination of red fruit, chocolate, and black pepper.
1987 Daniel Moine–Hudelot Musigny Grand Cru ($346)
This fine French wine is full of flavours, including red fruit, mushrooms, and leather. This medium-bodied wine is long-lasting.
Invest in Musigny Wines
Musigny wines age beautifully, and vintages of producers like Leroy or Mugnier can evolve for up to a few years (10-50), making them a profitable investment option.
Musigny wines are not only attractive to investors and wine lovers but also receive high praises from wine critics.
- 48 bottles of the 2009 Domaine Comte George de Vogue were sold at Christie’s 2012 auction for $10,880.
- Sotheby’s sold six bottles of 2010 Joseph Drouhin Muigny Grand Cru at another auction. They brought in $5,580.
These bottles also show remarkable appreciation over time. The 2015 Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru saw a 93% increase ($70,673 to $126,554) between 2020-2021.
The Roumier and Leroy estates produce less than 300 bottles each year. These bottles are difficult to source due to their limited production, increasing their demand.