Vougeot village contains 80 ha vineyards, includes >50 ha grand cru, “Clos de Vougeot” (the largest Grand cru in Côte de Nuits). Before 1889, only one owner in this Grand cru, but now there are more than 80 owners, and more than 100 parcels.
Vougeot vineyards contain three parts, each represents different style. The upper portion of the Vougeot slope, just next to Musigny and Grands-Echezeaux, has stonier and less clay. Includes Musigni and Le Grand Maupertuis, wines from this portion are the finest and most delicate. The wines tonight from this portion is Gros Fiere et soeur, Bouchard Pere & Fils, and Bertagna 1er Clos de la Perriere.
The mid section of the Vougeot slope has large variance, thus the wine makers’ or the domaines’ vinification and elevation processes affect the wine style a lot. Domaine d’Ardhuy is from the mid section.
The lower part of the slope has more clay. The wines are probably coarser, and wine makers’ skill is very important.
Faively and Bertagna 1er Les Cras are from this part.
2005 Vougeot 1er Cru Les Cras, Bertagna
Medium ruby with garnet hue. Medium+ nose with cranberry, wet soil, stony, mint, light oak, leather, and caramel. The tannin is medium+ (coarser than Clos de la Perriere). Has some volatile note.
SY Rating: 17/20
2005 Vougeot 1er Cru Clos De La Perriere, Bertagna
Medium ruby with garnet hue. Cranberry, raspberry, floral, and light caramel (I think Bertagna applies more new barrel in Clos de la Perriere than in Les Cras). Similar style to Bertagna Les Cras, but the green nose is more fresh and less leather smell. High acidity, medium tannin.
SY Rating: 17/20
2009 Clos de Vougeot, d’Ardhuy
SY Rating: 18/20
2007 Clos Vougeot “Musigni”, Gros Frere et Soeur
SY Rating: 18.5/20
2006 Clos Vougeot, Faiveley
SY Rating: 17.5/20
1976 Clos de Vougeot, Bouchard P&F
High acidity, medium body, very long length with mango note at the end.
SY Rating: 19.5/20