Technical sheet

The appellation

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.

As old as the Clos de Vougeot, The Clos Blanc de Vougeot was Cîteaux Abbey’s song of praise. The monks planted the first vines nine centuries ago, and the white wine pressed from the golden grapes filled the abbey-church’s cruets for almost 700 years. Such precious drops of gold, blinding and rare, are like an island of Chardonnay in an ocean of Pinot Noir... A single violin at the heart of an orchestra.
The Clos Blanc de Vougeot used to be known as the Petit Clos Blanc de Cîteaux, or simply Vougeot’s white vineyard. Like the Clos de Vougeot, it was founded by the monks of Cîteaux, which was constructed on the nearby plain in 1098. Saint Bernard was almost certainly present at the first harvests in Vougeot, which date back to 1110.
This vineyard has always been planted with white grapes, a tradition started when the Cîteaux monks planted the forerunners of today’s Chardonnay to produce a white wine for their sacrament.
This walled vineyard is special for another very rare reason. Despite the French Revolution in 1789 when national property was sold off, the Clos Blanc de Vougeot remained a monopole, an undivided property. Nurtured by Jules Ouvrard then Jules Régnier in the 19th Century, it belonged to L’Héritier-Guyot in the 20th Century and now forms a part of the Domaine de la Vougeraie, sole owner of the monopole.

The vine

Le Grand Carré de la Vigne Blanche
Geographical situation: parcel on slight slope.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1983-84 - 1988-89 - 1991-92.

Le Haut de la Vigne Blanche
Geographical situation: parcel on slight slope.
Exposure: East.
Plantings: 1995-96.

The wine

Harvest date: September 17th and 27th  2021 (root days).
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 33 hl/ha

Pressurage of full grapes for 2h30.
Settling: 12 hours
Start fermentation in stainless steel thank and finish in oak barrels.
Pneumatic press.

Length: 16 months in oak barrels and between 2 months in stainless steel thank.
Percentage of new barrels: 24%
Toasting: medium heat.
Source of wood: Allier and Cîteaux.
Stirring of the lees: twice a month during the fruit days and rising moon until December.
No racked.

April 12th and 13th  2023 (fruit days) for bottles.
April 11th 2023 (leaf day) for magnums and Jéros.
Limited to 12083 bottles 400 magnums 10 jeroboams.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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1, rue du vieux château
21640 - Vougeot
Burgundy - France
+33 3 80 61 06 10
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