Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014 Magnum
Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France. The largest Grand Cru in all of Côte d’Or, it's wines are also treated as a Clos de Vougeot single vineyard.
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.
Taste Profile: Clos de Vougeot Grand Gru begins with really attractive ruby color of medium intensity with real brilliance. Truly charming, slightly vanilla at first, then moving towards aromas of fresh raspberries of great purity, then notes of musk and soft spices. The mouth is sumptuous, possessing an extraordinary velvetiness. The palate is rich in aromas - red fruits, then cinnamon, then butterscotch - almost creme brulee. Almost infinite length.
Winemaking Process: Harvest is vatted by gravity, without additional yeast. The must undergoes cold pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days, and a total maceration of 17 days with light pumping over. It is then pressed and aged for 16 months in 20% new French oak barrels. The wine is racked before bottling