Technical sheet

The appellation

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, from vineyards in such a fabled position.

For the first 680 years of this vineyard’s history, it was tended by the monks of Cîteaux, who planted the Clos de Vougeot and the majority of the neighbouring plots at the start of the 12th century. The Clos du Prieuré, like the rest, was sold off at the end of the 18th century under the French Revolution.
The Clos du Prieuré (priory enclosure) belonged to the Benedictine Priory of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, who owned land in the neighbouring parish of Gilly from the 11th century. As the Abbey of Cîteaux grew, conflicts with Saint-Germain-des-Prés were inevitable. In 1499 Jean de Cirey, Abbot of Cîteaux, after selling off part of the Abbey’s crockery, finally succeeded in paying off the debt to the Parisian Abbey, which was forced to accept some land near Melun in exchange for abandoning its rights at Gilly and Vougeot.

The vine

Le Prieuré Blanc
Surface: 0,8258 ha
Exposure: East-facing
Plantings : 1984/1985 - 1985/1986 - 1986/1987 - 1990/1991

Geographical situation: Vougeot is located in the Côte de Nuits, between Chambolle-Musigny and Vosne-Romanée, some twenty kilometres to the south of Dijon. The Clos du Prieuré name recalls the Priory, which used to own this land. The enclosure wall stands to this day, a rare occurrence in Burgundy. Located in the climat known as Le Village, it is separated from the neighbouring vines by a small track to the west and a stream to the East, the Vouge, which gave its name to the village and to our Domaine. The southern edge is bounded by the road leading to the Château du Clos de Vougeot, home of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

Grape variety
: 100 % Chardonnay

Soil and subsoil: very calcareous, lots of rounded pebbles. Pure silt subsoil.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Rootstock: 85%massal selection and 15% clones

Organic agriculture. Received official approval Ecocert in 1999.

Pruning: Cordon de Royat

Vineyard news: Ullage planted out. Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Harvest date: September 17th 2021 (root day).
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 23.5 hl/ha

Pressurage of whole grapes for 2 hours 30.
Settling: 24 hours.
Starting fermentation in stainless steel tank and  the end in oakbarrels.
Pneumatic press.

Length: 16 months in barrels and 2 month in stainless steel tank.
Percentage of new barrels: 23 %
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 barrels racked.
Soft filtration.

April 17th 2023 (leaf day).
Limited to 2465 bottles.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

Contact us

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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Find our wines at La Maison Vougeot :
1, rue du vieux château
21640 - Vougeot
Burgundy - France
+33 3 80 61 06 10
+33 6 83 79 44 49

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