Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru
The famous Clos-de-Vougeot has been cultivated for over 900 years. The 70 year old vines are situated in the far south, toward Vosne-Romanée, half-way up the Clos, on deep, stony, clay soils.
After harvesting by hand, the grapes are put into big, wooden, cone shaped, vats. They then undergo a week long cold maceration with the fermentation starting naturally. The wine is taken out of vat after some 3 weeks, the exact timing determined by tastings. After having been pressed, the wine is put into oak barrel for a maturation period of around 24 months.New oak barrels are used for 50% of the wines, the rest goes into barrels that have been used 1 to 4 time previously. After maturation the wine are bottled by gravity without being fined or filtered.
Concentrated colour with deep, dark tints. On the nose, there is a lovely concentration of red and dark berry aromas, interspersed with toasty notes. On the palate, the wine is velvety, intense and well balanced. It shows the powerful character of a Grand Cru, with silky tannins and needs time to evolve and express itself.
15 to 20 years (stored in the right temperature and humidity conditions).