Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru 1904 !
On May 23rd, 2016, a jewel joined the private collection of the Domaine: a bottle of Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 1904 ! A wine aged by Joseph Faiveley but not coming from our own vineyards at that time.
Here is an opportunity to trace the history of this Grand Cru ...
Born in the mid-nineteenth century, François Faiveley - 3rd generation of the family Faiveley- acquired beautiful "climats". In 1911, he acquired 0.64 hectares in one of the most symbolic appellations of Burgundy: the Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru.
Today, the Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru represents 50 hectares of vineyards shared between 82 owners. An emblematic castle - where is established the Brotherhood of the Chevaliers du Tastevin - stands on that vineyard. By visiting it, the whole history of the Burgundy wine region is traced, from the Cistercian monks to today.... This mythical Grand Cru represents the complexity of Burgundy.
At the Domaine, we have the chance to own 1ha27 divided into 3 plots (2 parcels easily spotted with gates and 1 parcel of old vines in the middle of the Clos, near by the Castle).
Depending on the vintage, we harvest, vinify and age together or separately these three plots. A systematic blending is carried out before bottling to produce a single cuvée of Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru.
We produce a Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru right and deep. An esthete wine !