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Vougeot Premier Cru
"Les Cras"
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Vougeot Premier Cru "Les Cras" AOC

Character of the wine

Grown a stone's throw from Clos de Vougeot, Les Amoureuses and Le Musigny, Vougeot wines are obviously strongly akin to these illustrious growths. The fact that only a small quantity is produced gives it a special cachet.

To the Eye : Its colour is deep and luminous, with a purplish-violet tint which reveals the intensity of this wine.

On the Nose : The aromas evoke violets and red and black fruits (raspberries, Morello cherries, mulberries, blackcurrants) and sometimes cocoa. Like the deep red of its colouring they imbue it with finesse and render it highly seductive. As this wine ages its suggests woodland undergrowth, with scents of dead leaves and truffles mingled with animal notes.

In the Mouth : The mouth is generally pleasing, affording a true guarantee of its origins. It is solidly structured but its tannins have a certain delicacy and its attack is very pure. Its fleshiness and acidity form a simple and very pleasing harmony. From time to time a hint of liquorice is perceptible. Le Vougeot premier cru is a racy wine with points in common with Chambolle Musigny. The well-drained pebbly soil on which it grows makes this a perfumed and elegant wine.

Wine datasheet

Total area under this appellation

3 ha 74 a 71 ca

Area under production at the domaine

31 a 71 ca

Soil

Hard limestone with law clay

Grape varieties

100 % Pinot Noir

Average age of vines

35 years

Harvesting by hand exclusively

Hand-sorted in the winery

Destalking

According to the quality of the vintage

Maturing

30 to 40 % new oak barrels

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