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Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2018

  • Red
  • 75 cl

Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2018 from Domaine Dubois, in Prémeaux Prissey.

This Great Red Wine from the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy is considered a wine of excellence, among the most renowned in the world: perfect balance, silky tannins, aromatic intensity and complexity... In a very beautiful vintage 2018.

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Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2018

  • Complex

  • Powerful

  • Mineral

  • Fruity

  • Woody

 

Clos de Vougeot is a wine whose name is among the best known in the world. The appellation has about fifty hectares, divided into a multitude of plots owned by as many estates. The wines of Clos de Vougeot will not all be the same, it is very important to select the wine and its producer.

Here the clay limestone terrain dominated by Bathonian limestone with outcrops of Bajocian marls, covered with deep clays with few pebbles.

After receipt at the estate, the grapes are placed in the vats for 12 to 15 days. The first 3 days the temperature is maintained between 16 and 18 ° C. This technique makes it possible to preserve the primary aromas in the wine. Then the temperature of the tank passes between 28 and 33 ° C.

The wines stay 15 months in the cellar before being bottled. During this period the wine undergoes a second fermentation called malolactic fermentation which allows it to stabilize its structure.

He spent about 12 to 16 months of his life in oak barrels, a third of which were new barrels, to give him the necessary tannin. After this time the wines are prepared for bottling.

The CLOS DE VOUGEOT of the Dubois & Fils estate are harmonious, racy, elegant wines, with the color of a deep red. They are noticed by their bouquet with exceptional aromatic intensity where concentrated scents of red and black fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants), undergrowth, violet and, with age, fur (hare belly and musk) mingle.

On the palate these ample, fleshy, muscular and long wines generally have a good balance between fine tannins, softness and discreet acidity. They have a long persistence.

Their strong structure guarantees these wines a long ageing. In an average year, the CLOS de VOUGEOT flourish between 5 and 10 years old. In great years, their holding in the cellar, until the peak can easily reach 25 years.

These powerful red wines will be best appreciated at a temperature close to 15-16 ° C. Prior unclogging of one to two hours is advised. For wines that remain young, the passage in a carafe provides good oxygenation, it improves the tasting. In this case, the serving temperature can be that of a good cellar

Food and wine pairings:

We will choose to serve the Clos Vougeot with delicate and powerful aromas with roasted red meats or in sauce, a roasted pheasant, a boar leg or a leg of deer, a capon, thrushes in casserole and cheeses made to point but not too strong: Camembert, Brillat-Savarin, Cîteaux.

This Clos de Vougeot grand cru of the exceptional 2018 vintage is concentrated and silky, powerful and refined. Its aging potential is naturally important, at least 15 years in good conditions.

A wine to offer yourself as a connoisseur or to offer as a gift to a lover of Great Wines and Grands Crus of Burgundy!

Serving temperature of the wine: 13° in its youth, 15 to 16° in maturity

mets & vins

Powerful and racy Burgundy red wine: steaks or beef ribs, roast beef, sweeteners

caractéristiques

  • Appellation

    Grand Cru
  • Type of Wine

    Quiet
  • Wine Making

    Oak casks
  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir
  • Harvest

    Manual
  • Burgundy Region

    Côte de Nuits
  • Vintage

    2018
  • Service

    14 to 16 degrees
  • Custody potential

    2030
appellation

Clos de Vougeot

Wine Characteristics

“Here’s presence!” exclaims Hugh Johnson’s Wine Guide. Nowadays the vineyard is divided among numerous owners and for this reason no single description can be applied to the reds wines.
There are, however, common features: very intense colour ranging from strawberry red to deep garnet; a suave bouquet, redolent of springtime of blown roses at dawn, of violets in the morning dew, of moist mignonette... Add to these blackberries, raspberry, wild mint, liquorice and truffle... On the palate, the taste is masterful, rich, succulent and mellow, combining elegance and delicacy with meaty fullness. A long finish in the mouth and long aging potential (anything from 10 to 30 years and sometimes even more).
 

Wine Steward’s Tip

Red: this mouth-filling and noble wine demands to be matched with food that is equally as rich, smooth, opulent, and complex. The emphasis therefore will normally be on musky and marbled meats: forerib of beef, braised lamb, roast veal with mushrooms or a nice game-bird (in sauce or simply roasted). The meat must not be too firm, thus allowing the tannins of the Clos de Vougeot to envelop it without being over-dominant.
Cheeses: preferably soft-centred cheeses such as Époisses, Langres,
Soumaintrain, Saint-Florentin, and not forgetting Cîteaux, whose monks first established this famous vineyard.
Serving temperatures: 12 to 13°C for young wines,15 to 16°C for older wines.
 

Situation

The Clos de Vougeot in the heart of the Côte de Nuits occupies most of the vineyard area belonging to the commune of Vougeot. Vougeot’s neighbours are Chambolle-Musigny, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanée. On the slopes at the upper end of the Clos, it abuts on the vineyards of Musigny and GrandsÉchezeaux. Founded around 1110 AD by the monks of nearby Cîteaux, who remained its owners until the French Revolution (1789), the Clos de Vougeot is a Burgundian icon. Its 50.59 ha. have never been broken up and it retains its identity intact within the walls which were built to enclose it 5 centuries ago. Its wines are among the finest of the Grands Crus reds and it has held Grand Cru status since 31 July 1937. The château, (which adjoins the cellars and the winery with its giant presses dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries), is built in the Burgundian Renaissance style and is open to visitors. The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin holds its meetings or “chapters” here and therefore it is no surprise that the finest food and wine in France is found here.

Terroirs


The diversity of soils within the Clos de Vougeot makes up a sort of needle-point tapestry. At about 255 metres above sea-level, its upper end is gently sloping, with soil only some 40 cm deep, coarse-grained and gravelly over a limestone base. In the centre, at about 250 metres of altitude, the soil is still shallow (45 cm), brown, more clayey, overlying broken limestone. The lower portion (around 240 metres) has a brown soil which is deeper (90 cm) and lies on a layer of marl, rich in clay and alluvium. The rocks belong to the Jurassic period (175 million years BC).

Source : https://www.bourgogne-wines.com