Clos-de-Vougeot Grand Cru

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Vineyard

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.

Vinification

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.


Tasting note

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.

Aging

15 to 20 years (stored in the right temperature and humidity conditions).

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