July 29, 2012 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Josie Restaurant in Santa Monica
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$599 all inclusive
- Multi-course gourmet dinner
- Spectacular wine tasting of rare and collectable burgundy
- Only 18 spaces available
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CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY: Premier Crus, Bonnes Mares & Musigny
We have assembled an impressive collection of top wines from one of Burgundy’s top appellation, Chambolle-Musigny, in the Cote de Nuits. There are also 25 vineyards classified as Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, the most famous of these Les Amoureuses, and two Grand Cru vineyards: Musigny and Bonnes Mares. It is Musigny which has lent its name to the village as a suffix. The trend of adding a vineyard name as a suffix started in 1847 by Gevrey successfully applying to the king to add Chambertin as a suffix to its name. This trend started off as a result of a clever marketing strategy to be able to use the name of the most famous vineyard also as part of the name of simpler wines from the same village. Thus, Chambolle became Chambolle-Musigny in 1882.
Towering high above the other vineyards stands Le Musigny, a 10.86 ha piece of land owned and exploited by no less than ten different wine producers. Producers include Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Domaine Georges Roumier, Domaine Leroy, Domaine J.-F. Mugnier, Maison Louis Jadot and Maison Joseph Drouhin. It is most famously described as “the queen of all Burgundy” and “an iron fist in a velvet glove”. Classed as a Grand Cru vineyard, it is one of two such classed vineyards on the commune.
The other is the majority of Les Bonnes Mares. 13.54 ha lie in Chambolle with a further 1.52 ha technically within neighbouring Morey-Saint-Denis (which like Chambolle adopted the name of one of its four Grands Crus, Saint-Denis). Bonnes Mares is generally considered to be firmer and more tannic. Most producers of Musigny also happen to own or exploit land in Bonnes Mares.
There are two dozen Premier Cru vineyards, most at least of good quality. One bears special mention, however. Les Amoureuses, a small 5.4 ha climat is considered better than the other 23 Premiers Crus. It is generally considered to be a very close sibling to Musigny itself, with perhaps less longevity and less all-out power; but one which is closer in style to Musigny than Bonnes Mares. The wines tend to be very expensive like a Grand Cru as well and most producers blessed enough to own a parcel of this tiny vineyard enjoy high incomes.
Domaine Comte George de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1969 (valued at $1500)
Domaine Comte George de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1990 (valued at $575)
Domaine Comte George de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1993 (valued at $600)
Domaine Comte George de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2001 (valued at $450)
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2002 (valued at $450)
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2002 (valued at $250)
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue, BLANC 2004 (very rare)
Georges Roumier, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1998 (valued at $800)
Georges Roumier, Chambolle-Musigny “Les Cras” Premier Cru 1996 (valued at $400)
Jacques Frederic Mugnier, Musigny Grand Cru 1998 (valued at $800+)
Jacques-Frederic Mugnier Chambolle Musigny 2001 (valued at $140)
Louis Jadot, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 1998 (valued at $200)
Louis Jadot, Le Musigny Grand Cru 2001 (valued at $500)
Nicolas Potel, Les Amoureuses, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006 (valued at $195)
Robert Groffier, Les Amoureuses, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2009 (valued at $400)
Robert Groffier, Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2009 (valued at $400)
Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru 2005 (valued at $200)
Total Value of the dinner – $9,000 worth of great wine.
$599 includes multi-course dinner at wine tasting.
*This event is limited in size and dinner is not priced based on the cost or appearance of any one wine.
*Actual line up of wines may be altered to accommodate the size of the group – a smaller dinner may result in fewer wines being poured.
*If dinner sells out – additional great burgundy can be added to add value.
*No cancellations, credits or refunds are available
2424 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica
Los Angeles Magazine, April 2008 Issue: L.A.’s 75 Best Restaurants
“Civilized and Refined, Josie exists outside trends. Its two dining rooms, hung with framed botanical prints, invite conversation without being hushed. Chef Josie Le Balch is as comfortable using a copper sauteuse as she is working the wood-burning grill. She can do frog legs amandine and not make it seem like an ironic statement. Dishes such as the skewered seppie with lentils and the tagine of beef short ribs go out along the razor’s edge of inspiration. The desserts of Jonna Jensen – the hazelnut-pear frangipane is particularly gratifying – match Le Balch’s meticulous style.”