Our estate celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019. Since then, we have acquired further plots and today, it is entirely biodynamically cultivated. The same intransigence remains, and with it the ideal of wines vibrant with the personality of our plots.
The estate is continually improving, with tilling of the soil, systematic replanting, redefining the contours of the landscape, planting fruit trees, choosing grafts and rootstocks from the estate's own massal selections, plowing our best terroir by carthorse. Every task is carefully considered. Getting the best out of our vines is a duty for the Vougeraie estate and for future generations because a vine is a lifetime’s work, and our work is paced around the seasons and the planets.
Working the soil, ensuring low yields, producing concentrated grapes that are handled with extreme gentleness from their birth to their metamorphosis, hand-crafted vinification and maturation for each plot – all of this contributes to ensuring a style that is all about elegance and a definition of terroir that is ever-more precise. And this combined with the inspiration from Cîteaux pushing us to achieve ever higher heights...
We are obsessively attentive to detail, everywhere and at every stage. In the winery, the wooden vats are individually sized for each appellation, and these along with the long sorting table and vertical press are all designed to bring out the very best from the grapes. The wines are aged in barrels refined by a range of coopers with a medium toast. Meticulous care is taken at every step right through until bottling, which is carried out according to the lunar calendar.
The winery is ideally located in Premeaux-Prissey, halfway between the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. Here, a delicate hand preserves the integrity of the grapes that reflect their terroir. Our role is simply to accompany the metamorphosis, to enhance it, and to always remain humble before the power of nature. .
The Domaine de la Vougeraie was created in 1999 around an entity and a name. La Vougeraie is the name of the family home, symbolizing the filiation of Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset with their children Nathalie and Jean-Charles, who were behind the creation of the estate. It is also a nod to Vougeot, the beating heart of this estate. The Domaine de la Vougeraie has always maintained the same passion and the same ongoing drive for rigor.
Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy
7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey
Are you passing through Burgundy?
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
(Visits exclusively for the trade by appointment.)