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Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru

Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      In the Middle Ages, the monks of Cîteaux undertook works on this Clos which is surrounded by small drystone walls. It took them over 2 centuries to build the Clos as we know it today. The demarcation of the Clos was defined in the 14th century and the boundary wall was built in the 15th century. 82 owners currently share the 50 hectares of this iconic Burgundian clos. We own 3 parcels here, an indication of the sheer complexity of Bourgogne. 2 parcels are situated in the lower part of the clos and the 3rd in the centre of the clos near to the château.

    • Exposition

      East, South-East

    • Soil

      Deep marl soils

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      1 ha 26 a 69 ca [3,14 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1940, 1974, 1980, 1981, 2013

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are pumped over daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak and 40% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Deep ruby red with complex fruity and floral notes (rose, violet) and a subtle hint of oak on the nose. The attack is smooth with powerful tannins. This well-structured and very persistent wine is an honour to the reputation of this exceptional Grand Cru.

    • Serve with

      Duck breast with mushrooms, game, soft cheeses

    • Serve at

      16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      10 to 25 years

  • The vintage
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