2006: Beautiful, very classic vintage with a heatwave in the month of July. Very great year for white wines - these are rich and opulent. Lovely vintage producing delicious red wines that are extremely enjoyables as of now.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.28 hectare plot
A large, 50-hectare clos (walled vineyard) created by the Monks of Cîteaux. Their cellar was located in the Château du Clos Vougeot, which is now the headquarters of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
The soil, largely dominated by clay, produces powerful, well-structured wines that have a rustic side when very young.
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 19 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 20 months
Tasted in 2008
COLOUR: Dark red with intense garnet-red highlights
BOUQUET: Spicy, with overtones of tabacco, fresh earth and black cherry
PALATE: Concentrated, thick and full-boded
Spicy toasty flavours
Rich, deep tannin
Full-bodied, generous aftertaste