Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2013
This wine is the epitome of great Burgundy: supple, sumptuous with great depth and complexity and a wonderful fragrance.
The village of Vougeot is in the centre of the Côte de Nuits, flanked on the north by Chambolle Musigny and on the south by Flagey Echezeaux and Vosne Romanée. The 50 ha vineyard faces the east. The geological composition ranges from chalky, stony clay on the higher parts of the slope, to moist, compact soil richer in humus and with fewer stones on the lower slopes. Maison Louis Jadot is the second owner of the Clos Vougeot vineyard with a bit more than 2 hectares.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
The fermentation takes place in tanks for 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is then aged in barrel for 18 months before bottling.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses