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Domaine de Vogue Bonnes-Mares 2015
- Great Domaines
all ratings out of 100 points.
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"An extract of black cherry nose is interwoven with notes of earth, violet, spice and plum liqueur scents. The very dense and serious yet vibrant and relatively refined big-bodied flavors brim with dry extract that serves to mostly buffer the powerful and very firm tannic spine on the once again naturally sweet, sappy and massively long finish. As is often the case with the de Vogüé Bonnes Mares, this is a 'buy and forget you own it' wine." - Allen Meadows, Burghound
100% Pinot Noir
35% - 40% new oak for 18 months
Vineyards & vinification:
Vinified from vines between 20 and and 70 years old.
The history of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé traces its roots back 550 years to 1450, when Jean Moisson first planted vines in what is now known as the Chambolle vineyard. One of the true great estates in Chambolle-Musigny, if not the entire Côte de Nuits, it is today still in the hands of the family, twenty generations later. Running the estate from day to day is now in the hands of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé, Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette.
In growing and producing wine, the domaine firmly believes in organised chaos, constantly adapting depending on what the conditions might be, in the vineyard or during the vintage as a whole. Here Mother Nature is the chief, and they are merely there to guide the final product. As marketing manager Jean-Luc Pépin puts it, Eric (Eric Bourgougne, the chief oenologist) takes the photograph, and winemaker François Millet develops it.
Optimisation of the crop is done by keeping yields reasonable, and thinning the crop, which also enhances and optimises the flavour of the fruit. This is further evidenced in his use of only 30 - 40 percent new oak for Grands Crus, really allowing the grape to express itself. Only grapes from vines with a minimum vine age of 25 years are used.