There’s a royal at the Domaine: Three colonies of bees, escorting their queens, as shown here. We are delighted about the valuable contribution they will make to the biodiversity in the ecosystem. And the honey will be an additional reward!
The spring-summer edition of the Lettre du Domaine de la Vougeraie is now available on our website. It features details of our latest appellations, an update on the end of ageing for the excellent 2016 vintage, and news on the abundant 2017 vintage. Happy days are definitely here again at the Domaine!
In Vougeot, in our delightful plot of Le Clos du Prieuré, the vine flowers are opening in the sun – a very positive sign, suggesting the 2018 harvests will begin 100 days from now. This would mean early picking at the start of September. But the intervening three months will be decisive for the […]
The winegrowers and négociants who, since 2015, have been involved with the French “12 de Cœur” fundraiser, have just launched an even more ambitious, charitable operation. From 2018, for a period of five years, 100 producers of some of France’s most widely-renowned wines will be joining forces to host some exceptional auctions, the profits of […]
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They share the same terroir, yet are quite distinct. United by the Cistercian spirit, bathed in monastic light, these two vineyards offer two very different faces, and act as a living homage to these monks. These are the mythical and mystical wines of the Domaine de la Vougeraie.
Respecting the environment has always been a top priority at the Domaine de la Vougeraie, where vines have been cultivated according to biodynamic principles since 1999. Biodynamic cultivation goes one step beyond organic cultivation and can be defined as a practice that seeks to reinforce life through “dynamized” natural elements.
The 2017 harvest at the Domaine de la Vougeraie began in the midst of a heatwave! With splendid and abundant grapes, this year’s vintage is already full of promise. Follow the adventure day by day over this magical fortnight during which a new wine comes into being. Watch this space for the first harvest bulletin.
Before the start of the 2016 harvests, we’re delighted to present you with our new-look website. The new design offers easier navigation so you can find out all you need to know about the Domaine and its wines going back through the vintages. We hope you enjoy using the site, which is now fully compatible […]
The sun rose at 6am over a chilly and windy Côte, with a bright blue sky scattered with clouds. We are now halfway through the harvest, and are simply following the tempo, which continues to increase…
On Friday, our first grapes were harvested in the mythical vines of Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot. And from Monday onwards, you can enjoy daily updates from the vineyards as they yield their fruit for a vintage that is promising magnificent things!
Harvest time is back again! Three intense weeks lie ahead to shape the future vintage. You can read our daily news on the website : http://www.domainedelavougeraie.com/lettres/harvest-letter?lang=en
Last night in London, at the International Wine Challenge* gala dinner, Pierre Vincent from the Domaine de la Vougeraie won the Trophy for Red Winemaker of the Year 2014. In June, the Corton-Charlemagne 2011 from the Domaine de la Vougeraie, made by Pierre Vincent, scooped four IWC gold medals for Best French White Wine, Best […]
This morning we harvested the summer honey from the grand cru plot of Les Bonnes Mares, and then from Le Clos du Prieuré in Vougeot. The hives looked magnificent and the bees have been working very hard. Next it’s time for tasting before putting it into jars.
The British publication, The World of Fine Wine, has just awarded the very high score of 19/20 to our Musigny 2010, one of the best of the best Burgundy grand crus. The exacting palates of the Masters of Wine who judged it noted the magnificence of the 2010 vintage and the sophisticated, fresh and elegant expression […]
The harvest began today at the Domaine de la Vougeraie. Sixty-four crates of Bâtard-Montrachet gathered in seasonal weather conditions by the estate’s team of pickers. It was 15°C with a veil of mist this morning as they set off to harvest our grand cru south of Beaune. It is our third harvest of this liquid […]
The International Wine Challenge is one of the world’s biggest wine competitions, with more than 14,000 wines from 50 countries sampled by 300 professional tasters, most of them Masters of Wine.
At the end of June and start of July, flowering occurred. This is a crucial stage because it determines the quantity and quality of the future bunches. It took place over a period of two weeks in very satisfactory conditions, with little rain. A few flowers were lost due to the odd shower and the […]
That’s the big question when it comes to opening a bottle because it depends on the vintage, the storage of the wine, and also on one’s own personal taste. We are frequently tasting our wines, so we have a very precise idea of how they will evolve if kept in the best conditions and drunk […]
An extreme year! We set off this morning, secateurs in hand, to start the harvest for this very special vintage. This year has thrown up every possible extreme, with some awful weather for the vines. Spring was cold and rainy, resulting in shatter and mildew, and ended with some devastating hail…. To know more see […]
The Domaine de la Vougeraie has once again been crowned with two prestigious Champion Trophies at the 2012 International Wine Challenge, repeating its success in 2011. Hosted in London in September, the International Wine Challenge is one of the most important competitions in the wine world with over 13,000 samples entered every year. Once the […]
100% success for La Vougeraie at this prestigious British competition which each year brings together some 13,000 samples from around the world. Of the 10 wines we submitted, seven won gold medals, two took home a silver medal and one was awarded bronze. Gold: Vougeot Premier Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot 2009 Monopole Charmes-Chambertin […]
This year, we are relaunching the competition to photograph our emblematic wine, the Vougeot Premier Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole, and we look forward to receiving your submissions and showing your work. The winner will be rewarded with a magnificent magnum of Clos Blanc! Last year, you illustrated the world’s capital cities for […]
Ageing the 2010s has been longer and so consistent that we could definitely call it “regal” – “I’m over the moon!” says Pierre. And he has good reason to be, because each stage led gently into the next. The barrels were topped up from time to time and they enjoyed little sprinklings of sulfur every […]
The seven wines presented all won awards, repeating last year’s success! First, the gold medals… Our two star whites: Vougeot Clos du Prieuré Monopole 2009 Vougeot Premier Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole 2008 The red: Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi 2009 And the silver medals: Vougeot Premier Cru Les Cras 2009 Nuits-Saint-Georges […]
This is a historic moment for us here at the Domaine, because we have just added one of the most prestigious white Burgundies to our existing five white wines*: Bâtard-Montrachet. About six miles south of Beaune lies this small area of the Côte that produces some of the great Burgundy whites. It comes as something […]
Harvests at the Domaine de la Vougeraie start on Monday 20 September.
Follow with us the harvest day by day, our “Harvest bulletin” is on line!
The Domaine de la Vougeraie’s Bonnes Mares 2008 carried off four trophies and Pierre Vincent was voted best red winemaker of the year at the IWC, one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions. Le Bonnes Mares 2008 won in four categories: “World’s best organic wine” “Best international Pinot Noir” “Best red Burgundy” “Best French […]
Not far from Les Ruchottes-Chambertin, which gives its name to one of Burgundy’s most prestigious appellations, we have returned to traditional practices. In the spring, we installed beehives in our biggest plot of almost three hectares at Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles. Six hives now look down over the hillside over these vines en foule, far from […]
Or how to bring out the best in a wine’s nature. The Domaine de la Vougeraie was created more than a decade ago, in 1999, and along with it came a certain idea of excellence. The choice was made for purely organic viticulture, which two years later was transformed to the supreme classification of biodynamic […]
Our photography competition has now closed and a big thank you to all those who participated, sending in their lovely photographs of Le Clos Blanc in New York, Pisa, on the moon(!), and taken in the vineyard itself. You can see them all on display at the Domaine. The winner is Denmark’s Lars Bertelsen with […]
Following on from this photograph, we are launching a major photography competition on the theme: Le Clos Blanc around the world. So pick up your cameras and show us your vision of our monopole Vougeot Premier Cru le Clos Blanc de Vougeot. Pictures must be taken in an easily-recognizable city or landscape. Give them a title and send […]
With a neutral aspect, the new box is untinted, having the natural color of the card. It is unbleached, uses water-based ink for the logo, is made exclusively from recycled paper, and has no UV varnish. It is therefore 100% recyclable with a minimal impact on the environment. For total transparency and a clear message, […]
The Domaine de la Vougeraie has just obtained Ecocert certification for the entire estate of 34 hectares of vines, cultivated totally organically since its creation in 1999. A first 19 hectares had already received the certification, but for administrative reasons, the remaining 15 have only just qualified. Ecocert is a control and certification body, whose […]