# Vougeot Premier Cru, “Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot” Monopole 2010

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 22nd and 23th 2010. (Flower day). Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 29hl / ha

Vinification

Pressurage of entire clusters for 2h30. Settling: 1 night Start fermentation in stainless steel thank and finish in oak barrels. Pneumatic press.

Ageing

Length: 18 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 14th, 2012. (Fruit Day) Limited to 6968 bottles, 702 magnums, 348 half-bottles, 40 jeroboams and 2 rehoboams.

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