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Domaine de la Vougeraie - Vougeot 1er cru - Les Cras - Rouge - 2020


Country / Region: Burgundy

Vintage: 2020

Name: AOP Vougeot 1er cru

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 12.5 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


3-star rating in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2024 (RVF)
5-star rating in Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023

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At the gates of Clos de Vougeot, leaning against the northern wall of the enclosure, in the exact extension of the middle part of the Grand Cru, the 2020 red Vougeot 1er Cru Les Cras enjoys a blessed situation. These 67 ares of light, sandy soil produce a floral, airy wine that will age well, and that reveals all the finesse of Burgundy, with its complexity and nuanced flavors.


Hand-picked on August 29, 2020 (fruit day). 12% whole grapes, not crushed and vatted by gravity. No yeasting or enzyming. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (12-15°C) for 5 days. Total maceration 23 days. 2 punchings of the cap during vatting, then one light pumping-over per day until the end of vatting. Pressing with a vertical press. Aged 15 months in barrels, 35% of which are new (origin of wood: Cîteaux forest). No fining, light filtration. Bottling on December 6, 2021 (fruit day) for magnums and December 8 (root day) for bottles. Production limited to 2622 bottles and 66 magnums.
Parcel of 0.6738 ha, planted: 1983/1984/1985/1986, uprooted and replanted in 2012. Organic farming: Ecocert approval received in 1999. Biodynamic agriculture since 2001, without certification.

Certified organic wine.

Recently elevated to a 3-star RVF rating for its "exceptional level," the Domaine de la Vougeraie symbolizes grandeur in Burgundy. The winery is currently among the most accomplished in the region. Committed to organic farming and biodynamic practices for over two decades, the magnificent heritage of vineyards - spanning 67 plots over 34 hectares - combined with Sylvie Poillot's expertise, produce captivating wines. These wines rank among the most elegant and compelling within their appellations.

The meticulous cultivation, paired with inspired craftsmanship, often involving a significant portion of whole bunch fermentation, crafts a delicate and sensuous style. The wines exhibit a remarkable grace in both texture and flavor.

Now, the estate is making its mark as one of Burgundy's most promising vineyards, consistently producing top-notch wines. It's time to recognize its true potential!