Les Exceptionnels / Clos-Vougeot

«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí

It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.

  • Terroir

    Appellation Grand Cru de la Côte de Nuits, Clos-Vougeot only produces red wines. Very well known, the Château du Clos de Vougeot, owned by the Brotherhood of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, is this appellation’s best ambassador.

  • Varietals

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Vinification

    After being hand-harvested, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration for 2 to 4 days. Then, alcoholic fermentation is begun using nothing but natural starters. Malolactic fermentation and ageing take place in oak barrels for 8 to 12 months.

  • Tasting notes

    Raspberry to deep garnet, its robe offers a bouquet evoking spring, with rose and violets. This is joined by blackberry, raspberry, wild mint, liquorice, truffle, and more. On the palate it is sappy and very well balanced, releasing elegant finesse, fleshy fullness and good length.

  • Food pairing

    The nobility of this Clos-Vougeot will marry perfectly with tender strong-tasting meat dishes such as prime rib of beef, braised lamb, roast veal or game birds. It is also the ideal partner for soft cheeses such as Epoisses, Langres, Soumaintrain and Cîteaux.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Serve at 12 to 13°C when young and 15 to16°C when aged. Can be cellared for 10 to 30 years and sometimes beyond, depending on the vintage.

  • Awards

    2014 Guide des vins Hachette 2018 - 1 star