Clos de Vougeot Grand cru  2021


Clos de Vougeot Grand cru

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Product code
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Private Retail - Special Order
Type of product
Still wine
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Côte de Nuits
Clos de Vougeot
Grand cru
Pinot Noir 100 %
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About this winery

Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 125 hectares of...

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Product notes

In the Middle Ages, the monks of Cîteaux undertook works on this Clos which is surrounded by small drystone walls. It took them over 2 centuries to build the Clos as we know it today. The demarcation of the Clos was defined in the 14th century and the boundary wall was built in the 15th century. 82 owners currently share the 50 hectares of this iconic Burgundian clos. We own 3 parcels here, an indication of the sheer complexity of Bourgogne. 2 parcels are situated in the lower part of the clos and the 3rd in the centre of the clos near to the château.

Production notes

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak and 40% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red with complex fruity and floral notes (rose, violet) and a subtle hint of oak on the nose. The attack is smooth with powerful tannins. This well-structured and very persistent wine is an honour to the reputation of this exceptional Grand Cru.

Press reviews

(89-92) points

July 2023

An unusually perfumed nose in the context of what is typical for young Clos Vougeot is comprised by airy red fruit and possesses less earth character than usual. The delicious middleweight flavors are not especially dense but they are both attractively textured and vibrant, all wrapped in a clean, sneaky long and youthfully austere finale. This too will need to develop more depth to merit the upper end of my projected range.

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(88-90) points

November 2022

The 2021 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru comes from plots at the top and bottom of the famous climat, though those located at the bottom tend to accumulate water in a wet vintage. Consequently, the nose is pleasant but light with airy red berry fruit that lack the complexity of the previous vintage. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, a bit lean on the entry that never quite recovers, just deprived of the substance by the malevolent growing season.

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Wine Advocate

(91-93) points

January 2023

Unusually supple and giving for this site, the 2021 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru delivers aromas of plums, sweet berries, vine smoke and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and perfumed palate framed by succulent acids and melting tannins.

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