Production area

Grapes for this village appellation from the Côtes de Nuits are harvested within the delimited areas of the village of Vougeot that are classified as “Grand Cru”, the highest distinction for Burgundy appellations. Grands Crus wines come from the finest parcels in their commune and only represent 1% of production in Burgundy. The Clos de Vougeot vineyard surrounds the Château du Clos de Vougeot, a former monastery and a historic monument. The vineyard, which exclusively produces red wines, covers a surface area of 50 hectares and is divided among 85 different owners.

Origins

Burgundy’s soils are clay-limestone based, but variations between villages can have significant influence on the characteristics of the wines. This is why careful selection is essential for the elaboration of the finest wines.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

Vinification in wooden vats followed by 15 to 18 months barrel ageing with a proportion of 30% new oak.

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Cherry red, transparent.
NOSE : Elegant and complex, with predominant notes of oak, vanilla, venison, leather and fruit.
PALATE : Expressive and full-bodied. Its solid structure and good length make it a great wine for cellaring. Powerful and charming.

Food and wine pairing

The delicate yet powerful flavours of Clos de Vougeot male it an excellent match for roasted or sauced red meat dishes, roast pheasant, wild boar, roast venison, capon and ripe cheeses such as Camembert.

Serving suggestions

14 and 15°C

Ageing potential

Clos de Vougeot is a wine for lying down. It will benefit from at least 5 years of cellaring and may be kept 10 to 20 years.

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