Chateau Clos Vougeot (9)Chateau Clos Vougeot (9)
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Appellation Clos de Vougeot

Top Burgundy wine : Clos de Vougeot

Grand cru de la Côte de Nuits, Chef d'Ordre de la Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, one of the icons of Burgundy winegrowing!

Le Clos de Vougeot: its history is deeply rooted in that of the Abbey of Cîteaux, owner of the estate from the 12th to the 18th century. Grand cru de la Côte de Nuits, Chef d’Ordre of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, this is all it takes to make it one of the icons of Burgundy winegrowing.

On the road to Grands Crus

Unique and multiple

Today, some 80 different owners share the 50 hectares of Clos de Vougeot: the result of successive sales after 1789, when the monks left Cîteaux. After the harvest, each owner vinifies his crop separately and according to his own personality. So how do we define this wine, or rather these wines? By highlighting their common features. A very intense color, from raspberry red to deep garnet. A suave bouquet, first evoking rose, violet or reseda, and later blackberry, raspberry, licorice, truffle… On the palate, its nobility is revealed, combining elegant finesse and fleshy fullness. This is a wine for laying down, expressing all its qualities for 10 to 30 years, and sometimes even longer… Whoever makes this very special cru, the result echoes the motto of the Chevaliers du Tastevin: “Never in vain, always in wine”.

Did you know?

There was a cellarer monk at Cîteaux who had a predestined name for managing Clos de Vougeot: Dom Goblet. He practiced until the Revolution, when the Cistercian order was dissolved and its vineyards dispersed.