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DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE Grand Cru, Bonnes-Mares 2014

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DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE Grand Cru, Bonnes-Mares 2014 DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE Grand Cru, Bonnes-Mares 2014

DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE Grand Cru, Bonnes-Mares 2014

This Grand Cru wine comes off the famous Bonnes-Mares vineyard that was originally planted in the 1140’s by the Bernardine Sisters of Notre Dame de tart. The 0.7002 ha plot owned by Domaine de la Vougeraie is east facing and located in an old quarry close to the border of Morey-Saint-Denis. The biodynamic vineyard is anchored on soils that have an abundance of calcareous pebbles with silt and sandy sub soils. Once the grapes are harvested by hand, most fruit is destalked and not crushed. The amount of whole bunch fermentation varies with vintage. A four-day cold pre-fermentation maceration takes place before fermentation begins naturally with indigenous yeasts. Following pressing, the wine is matured in 60% new oak from the forests of Allier, Nevers and Tronçais for 12-18 months depending on the vintage.
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This Grand Cru wine comes off the famous Bonnes-Mares vineyard that was originally planted in the 1140’s by the Bernardine Sisters of Notre Dame de tart. The 0.7002 ha plot owned by Domaine de la Vougeraie is east facing and located in an old quarry close to the border of Morey-Saint-Denis. The biodynamic vineyard is anchored on soils that have an abundance of calcareous pebbles with silt and sandy sub soils. Once the grapes are harvested by hand, most fruit is destalked and not crushed. The amount of whole bunch fermentation varies with vintage. A four-day cold pre-fermentation maceration takes place before fermentation begins naturally with indigenous yeasts. Following pressing, the wine is matured in 60% new oak from the forests of Allier, Nevers and Tronçais for 12-18 months depending on the vintage.
  • Style: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Region: Bonnes-Mares
  • Code: DDLVBM
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: France

Winery DOMAINE DE LA VOUGERAIE

Domaine de la Vougeraie, based in Premeaux just south of Nuits St Georges, was created in 1999 when Jean-Claude Boisset of the Boisset Group pulled together all of the various vineyard holdings which he had purchased over the years for his negociant business. The idea from the beginning was to create a no expenses spared domaine and Pascal Marchand - a native of Montreal who was the winemaker at Comte Armand at the time -  was employed to not only make the wines but to oversee the conversion of Vougeraie's then 36ha to organic and then to biodynamic cultivation.   Marchand left in 2005 and Pierre Vincent's approach was to make less extracted and less oaky wines than his predecessor. While Vincent left in 2016 to join Domaine Leflaive, the winemaking team of François Lécaillon and general director Sylvie Poillot, have continued Vincent's gentler handling of the fruit while at the same time reducing the use of oak even more with only 25% new wood for the Gran

Domaine de la Vougeraie, based in Premeaux just south of Nuits St Georges, was created in 1999 when Jean-Claude Boisset of the Boisset Group pulled together all of the various vineyard holdings which he had purchased over the years for his negociant business. The idea from the beginning was to create a no expenses spared domaine and Pascal Marchand - a native of Montreal who was the winemaker at Comte Armand at the time -  was employed to not only make the wines but to oversee the conversion of Vougeraie's then 36ha to organic and then to biodynamic cultivation.  

Marchand left in 2005 and Pierre Vincent's approach was to make less extracted and less oaky wines than his predecessor. While Vincent left in 2016 to join Domaine Leflaive, the winemaking team of François Lécaillon and general director Sylvie Poillot, have continued Vincent's gentler handling of the fruit while at the same time reducing the use of oak even more with only 25% new wood for the Grand Crus.

With 46 hectares of vineyard across 35 different appellations, including six grand crus (Musigny, Bonnes Mares, Clos Vougeot, Charmes Chambertin, Mazoyères, Corton, Corton Charlemagne, Bienvenues Batard, Batard Montrachet and Chevalier Montrachet) this important and large domaine keeps going from strength to strength.

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