Comte de Vogue

Georges Comte de Vogue - Burgundy, France

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Many domaines in Burgundy can trace their roots back over 100 years, but only a handful can claim more than 200 years of history. Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé can trace a line back over 550 years, to 1450 and the Chambolle vines of one Jean Moisson. Highly regarded as the greatest estate in Chambolle Musigny, today the domaine is headed by its 20th generation – Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé.

The Wines:

Bourgogne Blanc | Chambolle-Musigny | Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Bonnes Mares | Musigny Vieilles Vignes

 

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Bourgogne Blanc

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bourgogne Blanc

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bourgogne Blanc

DESCRIPTION:

  • It is the location that is classed as Grand Cru, so red or white (assuming the AOC is in place), if the grapes come from Musigny the resulting wine is entitled to the Musigny label.
  • Robert Parker (Burgundy, 1990) wrote that the Chardonnay vines of Musigny were "planted at the request of the late Comtesse de Vogüé"; at the domaine today there is no direct evidence of that, or an exact planting date, but what is sure is that there was definitely a white Musigny produced as early as the 1930's, so the Comtesse would have been quite young.
  • Today 'only' a Bourgogne Blanc is produced, but potentially this is the only Grand Cru white from the Côte de Nuits; Clive Coates notes that in the the nineteenth century it was also possible to find Chambertin Blanc but the vines were already gone when AOC rules were introduced in the 1930's.
  • This white wine is made from Chardonnay vines sited, in two plots, right at the top of the Musigny vineyard. Because there is no such AOC as Chambolle-Musigny Blanc (villages or 1er Cru) if the Musigny Grand Cru label is not used, it follows that the wine must be declassified all the way down to Bourgogne.

GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay

FOOD PAIRINGS: Like all great white wines, this Bourgogne Blanc deserves to accompany the best fish and shell fish dishes, such as lobster or crabmeat in a light wine sauce, salmon, trout or Dover sole simply grilled or poached. The wine should be served no colder than 13°C (57°F).

TASTING NOTES: Pale gold. A waxy nose with subtle, cream-covered, pineapple. The nose slowly evolves a faint butterscotch edge. The density and balance when coupled with the acidity is rather good. It's not entirely subtle but there is more than a hint of refinement. There's even a lingering creamy edge to the nut-infused finish.

 

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Chambolle-Musigny

BS-CM-12DESCRIPTION:

  • The de Vogüé villages wine comes mainly from a 1.8 hectares plot in the climate of Les Porlottes, close to the wood on the western side of the village, with a typical production of a little over 400 cases.
  • The soil here covers a bed of limestone and contains many small rocks.
  • The vines have an average age of just under 30 years.
  • The Domaine also owns small sections totaling 0.34 ha in the Chambolle 1er Crus of Les Baudes (average 54 year-old vines) and Les Fuées whose vines average 45 years.
  • Rather than vinify these separately, they effectively declassify the resulting 1er Cru wines by choosing to blend into their single villages cuvée.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: Medium cherry-red; fades to salmon pink at the edge. The nose shows powdery, pure red fruit. The palate gives a very fresh expression; medium length but quite lacy and très elegant. The fine tannins give a little bite on the finish but this is a lovely, pure and elegant, rather than powerful, example of Chambolle.

 

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

BS-CM1er-12DESCRIPTION:

  • Despite owning portions of Les Baudes and Les Fuées in addition to their holding in Amoureuses, there is actually no premier Cru wine in these bottles, only the declassified juice from the young (under 25 years) Musigny vines—Musigny in short trousers as the domaine likes to call it.
  • The first outing for this wine was the 1995 vintage—before this time quite a lot of juice was sold to the negociants.
  • Today, there are about 2.8 hectares of these young vines, producing around 500 cases of Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru per year.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: The fruit shows a much deeper aspect on the nose and still a trace of oak. The palate also offers a step-up in density versus the villages and an extra creamy edge to the beautifully presented fruit. To match, there's a little extra structure with more forward tannins. Not so lacy but certainly more serious. Very good wine, one day.

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses

BS-CM1er-Am-12DESCRIPTION:

  • Very small production from this vineyard.
  • Les Amoureuses, a small 5.4 ha climat is considered better than the other 23 Premiers Crus. Vogue owns .6 ha.

GRAPE VARIETY:

  • 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: The fruit shows a much deeper aspect on the nose and still a trace of oak. The palate also offers a step-up in density versus the villages and an extra creamy edge to the beautifully presented fruit. To match, there's a little extra structure with more forward tannins. Not so lacy but certainly more serious. Very good wine, one day.

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Bonnes Mares

BS-BM-12DESCRIPTION:

  • The domaine owns a block of vines accounting for 2.7 hectares and an average production of approximately 420 cases per year.
  • The vines are located entirely in the Chambolle portion of the vineyard that is closest to the village itself.
  • This provides for a slightly more elegant Bonnes-Mares, but one that is heavily scented with violet and peony.
  • The domaine's vines average 29 years old.
  • In 2009 Millet started picking on September 9 in order to keep as much as freshness as possible.
  • The fruit was 100% destemmed.
  • New oak ranged from 15% for the Chambolle villages to 35-40% for the Bonnes Mares and Musigny Vieilles Vignes.
  • The malos were on the slow side and for the most part did not begin until April 2010.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: Deep cherry-red. A brooding nose that mixes red and black fruit, though black is dominant, with a coffee edge. Concentrated and tannic. Starts on full power, a gradual diminuendo is the character of the wine—well it couldn't go higher—fading very slowly into the finish. It's fully packed with material and shows great balance. Not a hint four-square, but I wouldn't consider opening this bruiser for at least another eight years. - The Burgundy-Report.com

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Musigny Vieilles Vignes

BS-Mus-12DESCRIPTION:

  • The Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is inextricably linked to the Grand Cru vineyard of Musigny—in some eyes the pinnacle of Pinot Noir—a wine that should be both complete and profound but never heavy: 'majesty itself' claims Clive Coates.
  • In 2009 Millet started picking on September 9 in order to keep as much as freshness as possible.
  • The fruit was 100% destemmed.
  • New oak ranged from 15% for the Chambolle villages to 35-40% for the Bonnes Mares and Musigny Vieilles Vignes.
  • The malos were on the slow side and for the most part did not begin until April 2010.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: Deep, saturated-cherry red. Wow, what a nose; the glass doesn't even need a swirl to give up chocolate- and creme-brulee-covered, red-cherry fruit. Super complexity. The nose is well-matched to a beautifully textured palate, incredibly complex flavors that cling to your gums, fine tannins that are completely covered by the fruit. Magnificent now, I'm drooling at the prospect of its 20th birthday! - The Burgundy-Report.com

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