Les Amoureuses is a small 5.42-hectare Premier Cru climat located in the commune and appellation of Chambolle-Musigny. By nearly every criterion, including critical acclaim and price, Les Amoureuses is a Grand Cru in all but formal declaration. The vineyard, comprised of two parcels, is situated immediately to the east and downslope of Les Grands Musigny, with very similar soil and exposition. The vineyard faces east, southeast from a steep slope varying between 240 and 280 meters. The soil is a mixture of sand and gravel with a bit of red clay. The thin soil sits directly over Bathonian limestone cliffs, faults in which allow the vine roots to reach down through 10 meters of oolitic minerality.
The vineyard name may come from its putuative capacity of the wines to induce one to fall in love, although a more prosaic explanation relates to the finely perfumed aromas of the wine. It is no surprise, in either event, that the wines of Les Amoureuses are intensely seductive and beguiling with real finesse.