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
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Aux Combottes” is a cuvée Ghislaine started to produce in 2001. The vines are over 20 years old. It offers sweetly ripe, cinnamon tinged black cherry aromas and rich fruit flavours mingled with milk chocolate and meat broth, a creamy texture, and a low-toned but sweetly persistent finish.