Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole Premier Cru 2012 Front Label
Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole Premier Cru 2012 Front Label

Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole Premier Cru 2012

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The Clos Blanc, a mythical, mystical vineyard, is adjacent to the Château du Clos de Vougeot. This golden triangle, surrounded on all sides by great reds, first offered its pure, golden sacrament to its spiritual fathers, the first monks of Cîteaux, in 1110. Known as The White Vineyard , it is like a diamond set in the centre of rubies.

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W&S 94
Wine & Spirits
More restricted and tense than the 2013, and more aristocratic as well, this starts out with floral notes of white roses, orange pith and lime pith, presented with red-wine intensity. Earthy and sleek, this opens with air to briny minerality, while remaining tightly clenched. A touch of sweetness fleshes out the structural grip, hinting at the roseate flavors that should develop with bottle age. This has the energy to last.
WS 90
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Rich, supple and seamless, featuring lemon, peach, apple, mineral and spice flavors. Balanced on the bright side, with fine length. Drink now through 2020. 5 cases imported.
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Domaine de la Vougeraie

Domaine de la Vougeraie

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Domaine de la Vougeraie, France
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Le Domaine de la Vougeraie was founded in 1999, uniting under a single signature the 91 acres of vineyards owned by the Boisset family. Our vineyards are in 30 different appellations in the Côte d'Or, with two-thirds in the Côte de Nuits and one-third in the Côte de Beaune. Our first vineyard, purchased by Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset in 1964, is the single vineyard Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Evocelles", and our latest jewel, the Vougeot Premier Cru "Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot" Monopole is part of our 24 acres in the Vougeot appellation. Pierre Vincent, our winemaker, focuses on the pure expression of Burgundian terroir using organic farming and biodynamics, respecting the environment and making truly unique wines. We are proud to announce that 100% of our vineyards are certified organic by Ecocert since the 2007 harvest.

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Containing the largest Grand Cru in all of the Côte d’Or, Vougeot, the village, takes its name from the small stream flowing through it, called Vouge. Over three quarters of the village retains Grand Cru status, and a single vineyard at that: Clos de Vougeot (or simply, Clos Vougeot). Its mass—over 50 ha—retains the single name chiefly for historic reasons.

But today, Clos de Vougeot contains over 80 owners and shows significant soil and slope variations within its boundaries. The top, bordering Musigny and Grands Echezeaux, is calcareous and gravelly on oolitic limestone and exhibits wonderful drainage. The middle sections are limestone, gravel and clay with less of a slope. The lower part has little slant and is mostly made of clay. Historically the diverse parcels were blended but today the abundance of owners means that everyone has his own style. Exploring and understanding them is part of the allure of Clos de Vougeot.

In general a fine Clos de Vougeot when young will be dense and dark but juicy, with a pronounced austerity, and needs a good ten years to bring it to its full potential.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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