# Vougeot “Le Clos du Prieuré”Monopole,red 2010

Though Vougeot is best known for the highly reputed Clos de Vougeot, covering almost 51 hectares, the Premier Cru and Village appellations in the remaining 16.5 hectares should not be forgotten. Connoisseurs yearn for this wine, sitting at the night hand of its lord, and sharing most of the qualities of the Grand Cru.

Harvest

Harvest date: September 21th, 2010 (Flower Day). Selection of 19% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 22 hl/ha

Vinification

Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Gravity vated. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days. Vatting-time: 21 days. Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time. Pressing with the vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 10 months Type: in oak barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 40% Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: Citeaux, Allier, Tronçais No barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity. July 18th, 2011. (Flower Day) Limited to 2.577 bottles, 84 magnums, 2 jeroboams

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