Vougeot Premier Cru
"Les Petits Vougeots"
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée
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.
Total area under this appellation
3 ha 74 a 71 ca
Area under production at the domaine
24 a 15 ca
Hard limestone with law clay
100 % Pinot Noir
Average age of vines
Harvesting by hand exclusively
Hand-sorted in the winery
According to the quality of the vintage
30 to 40 % new oak barrels