# Clos de Vougeot 2005

When Martine saw a barrow load of bottles wheeled into the kitchen, she stood still. She touched the bottles and lifted one up. What is there in this bottle, Babette? she asked in a low voice. Not wine? Wine, Madame! Babette answered No, Madame. It is a Clos de Vougeot 1846! Karen Blixen, in Babette s Feast, has captured the essence of Clos de Vougeot. It is not just a wine, but an emotion, a presence, an event...

Harvest

Harvest date: September 21st and 24th, 2005
Meticulously hand-sorted.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (15° C).
Length of maceration: 21 days.
Cap-punched and pumped-over once a day until mid-fermentation.

Ageing

Length: 12 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 70 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Allier
New barrels racked once in July 2006.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity.
August 29th and 30th, 2006.
Limited to 5.899 bottles, 240 magnums, 12 jeroboams and 4 rehoboams.

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