# Vougeot Premier Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole 2009

The Clos Blanc, a mythical, mystical vineyard, is adjacent to the Château du Clos de Vougeot. This golden triangle, surrounded on all sides by great reds, first offered its pure, golden sacrament to its spiritual fathers, the first monks of Cîteaux, in 1110. Known as “The White Vineyard”, it is like a diamond set in the centre of rubies.

Harvest

Harvest date: September 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th 2009. (Fruit and Root). Healthy crop. Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.

Vinification

Pressurage of entire slusters for 2h30. Settling: 24 hours at 12°C Slow and complete fermentation in barrels. Alcoholic fermentation: 2 months Pneumatic press.

Ageing

Length: 14 months in barrels and three months in tank. Percentage of new barrels: 30% Toasting: medium heat. Source of wood: Allier and Cîteaux Stirring of the lees: once a month during the fruit days and rising moon until December. No racked. Light fining and soft filtration.

Bottling

By gravity. Mars 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2011. (Root, Leaf, and Flower Day) Limited to 11.942 bottles, 1.200 magnums, 425 half-bottles, 40 jeroboams and 2 rehoboams.

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