Clos de Vougeot是burgundy 紅酒的發源地, 每次看到他的高價格就只有嘆氣, 但是他如此的神聖, 對於愛burgundy的我來說, 真是很想要嚐一嚐. 他是burgundy wine的一個AOC, 因River Vouge而命名, 而開始做葡萄酒是因為一些僧侶閒閒沒事做, 此後就成為burgundy wine的發源.
Monks first planted vine in Clos de Vougeot in the 12th century. Nowadays, protected by a wall of stones, Clos de Vougeot is the largest grand cru area in Burgundy. The vineyard of Clos de Vougeot is shared between 80 owners. It generates a lot of troubles for wine tasters as the average production per owner is a little bit more than 1,000 bottles ! Vougeot and Vougeot Premier Cru are the smallest appellations in Burgundy – excluding Clos de Vougeot – and sometimes provide very good value with both red and white wines.
Clos de Vougeot wine information :
Appellation: Appellation Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Appellation Vougeot Premier Cru, Appellation Vougeot Controlée
Location: In Côte de Nuits
Soil: Clayey limestone, Gravels (higher vineyard), Humus (lower vineyard)
Size: 450 ha (1,110 acres)
Production: 220,000 bottles
Red wine only in Clos de Vougeot!
Grape: Pinot Noir
Type of wines: Harmonious full body red wine
Age: 10 to 15 years
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1993
Aromas: Red fruits, Chocolate, Licorice
Clos de Vougeot and Food: Grilled red meat
Color: bricky light red
Smell: Smoky wood, sweety reddish fruit, with hint of honey. After a while, floral honey.
Taste: Tight initially. Plain body comprised of mainly red berry, embracing with wet soil tasting. Lasting with fine acidity and spicy, and after swallowing, sense of vanilla back onto the nose.
In the vineyard…
Gently sloping, located in the upper portion of the Clos Vougeot, this parcel of 55 ares shows at the same time qualities of exceptional soil and of the grape variety. The vines are 40 years old. The stony and silty-claey soil consists of colluviums limestones of average depth and rests on a marly base.
In the glass…
Deep red in color, this wine is harmonious, racy and elegant. A breeding from 70% new barrels develops its exceptional aromatic intensity, with red and black fruit flavors, like cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. Often austere in its youth, you will find that with age the flavors of damp earth and musk, yet with powerful and fleshy tannins.
At the table…
This jewel in the crown of the Côte de Nuits will joyfully accompany with a filet of duck, a roast pheasant or a stuffed capon, a venison sauce with pepper, or milk-fed pork.