# Clos de Vougeot 2008

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 30th, 2008 (Root Day) and  October 7th, 2008 (Fruit Day).
Healthy crop.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery: 7%.
Small bunches “Millerande”

Vinification

Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Length of maceration: 30 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of the vatting time.
Pressing with the vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 17 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50 %
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier, Tronçais and Citeaux.
All the new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity.
January 4th 2010 (Fruit Day) for big bottles and January 5th, 2010 (Fruit Day) for bottles 75cl.
Limited to 3.340 bottles, 240 magnums, 12 jeroboams and 6 rehoboams.

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 Clos-de-Vougeot-Grand-Cru-GB08.pdf

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