DOMAINE GHISLAINE BARTHOD, Chambolle-Musigny
Domaine Barthod-Noellat was founded in the late 1920’s and is a fusion of two family estates: Noellat & Barthod. Gaston Barthod, whose family originated in the Jura, married into the Noellat family and took over the direction of the domaine in the 1950s. Gaston Barthod was a highly respected winegrower, and he had a very good reputation during his 40 years tenure.
The nuances of “terroir” are no more evident than when tasting in the cellars of this tiny, but important, estate.
Ghislaine, Gaston’s daughter, began an intense apprenticeship with her father in the 1980s. She has brought new vigour and a distinct touch to every area of concern from vineyard management to vinification but always with the profound regard for the purity of pinot noir and the character of the wines of Chambolle.
Under her leadership, the reputation of this estate has deservedly grown internationally. Domaine Ghislaine Barthod is now a standard bearer for the wines of Chambolle Musigny.
“Sharing expanded wine-making facilities with her husband, Louis Boillot, Gislaine Barthod continues to render some of the purest, most expressively fruity and consistently excellent as well as age worthy Pinots in Burgundy.” Wine Advocate
“Gorgeous scents of red fruits, stones, sweet earth, and blackberries are found in the nose of the Chambolle-Musigny Les Baudes. Medium to full-bodied and deeply concentrated, this structured wine offers copious quantities of toast-tinged cherries in its ripe, lush personality. Drinks wonderfully now.”