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Domaine de la Vougeraie - Vougeot 1er cru - Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole - Jéroboam- Rouge-2018


Country / Region: Burgundy

Vintage: 2018

Name: AOP Vougeot 1er cru

Grape variety: 95% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Gris, 1% Pinot Blanc

Alcohol: 13 vol.

Color: White

Capacity: 300 cl


3-star rating in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2024 (RVF)
5-star rating in Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2024
Guide RVF 2021: 94/100
Robert Parker: 92/100

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Bordering the Clos Vougeot, the 2018 White Vougeot 1er Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole comes from a white vineyard planted amidst Pinot Noir vines by the Cîteaux monks nine centuries ago. Spanning 3 hectares, this vineyard primarily consists of Chardonnay (95%), blended with Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, producing an extraordinary wine aged in barrels with a third new oak. The result matches its rarity: exceptional. It offers a nose with notes of linden and lemon, and a palate of very pure flavors, marked by significant tension and freshness. A refined wine, firm and chalky on the finish, with discreet aging. Rated 94/100 by RVF.


Hand-picked on August 29 and 30, 2018 (leaf days). Whole bunch pneumatic pressing for 2h30. Settling for 12 hours. Fermentation starts in stainless steel tanks and ends in barrels. Aged 6 months in barrels, 30% of which are new (origin of wood: Allier, Cîteaux and Centre France) and 2 months in stainless-steel vats. 2 batonnages per month on fruit day until December on a rising moon. Light fining with bentonite and light filtration. Bottling: April 21, 2020 for magnums (leaf day), April 22, 2020 for jeroboams (leaf day) and April 30 and May 4, 2020 for bottles (leaf and root days).
Limited edition of 17,768 bottles, 1,200 magnums and 200 jeroboams.
Parcel of 3.0495 ha, east-facing, planted from 1983 to 2015.
Organic farming since 1998, Ecocert certification since 1999. Bio-dynamic agriculture since 2001, without approval.

Recently awarded 3 stars by RVF for its "exceptional level" and embodying the prestige of great Burgundy, Domaine de la Vougeraie is one of the most accomplished houses today.

The estate's commitment to organic farming and biodynamic practices, established over the past two decades, along with its magnificent vineyard heritage - 67 parcels across 34 hectares - and the talent of Sylvie Poillot, result in enchanting wines. These are among the most elegant and inspiring of their appellations.

The rigorous approach to viticulture, combined with inspired winemaking techniques, including the significant use of whole bunch fermentation, creates a delicate and sensual style. The wines are characterized by their supreme grace in texture and flavor.