Discover the Clos-de-Vougeot appellation
Founded in 1110 by the Cîteaux Abbey, the Clos-de-Vougeot is actually three different things: a vineyard, a wine appellation and an actual castle (whose walls are stil standing today). Between Chambolle-Musigny and Flagey-Échezeaux, in the Côte de Nuits, this Grand Cru covers approximately 50 hectares, divided in a hundred of parcels that belong to more than 84 people. The AOC Clos-de-Vougeot is probably the most expansive Grand Cru in Burgundy, with an annual production that can go up to 1,710 hectoliters (about 225,000 bottles).
The vineyard is situated on soft slopes, between 240 and 265 meters of altitude. The Combe d'Orveaux, located outside the vineyard, actually protects the climates of this specific area. This Grand Cru appellation (located near Échezeaux and Grands-Échezeaux) is actually composed of many climates, resulting in red wines with very different strengths. The grapevines are planted in fenced lots, separated by low walls. These lots are cared for by as many local winemakers as there are wines in the Clos-de-Vougeot.
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