Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru
Set in the heart of Côte de Nuits, Clos de Vougeot occupies a large part of the commune of Vougeot, between Chambolle-Musigny and Flagey-Échezeaux/Vosne-Romanée. Above the Clos, the slope of the hillside is occupied by Musigny and Grands-Échezeaux.
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a "cold pre-fermentation" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 15-18 months in oak barrels, 50% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"Colour: intense with vermillion highlights. Nose: kernel fruits, cherries, spices, hint of nutmeg; a touch of smoke and earth. Palate: red fruits and spicy notes, chewy in the first mouth then smoothness and power. The long finish is full of finesse. "
Perfect with a duckling galette with truffle jus, escalopes of young wild boar with prunes.