One of the finest and most ancient domaines in Burgundy, emblematic of the noble finesse of Chambolle-Musigny, the domaine is the largest owner of Musigny Grand Cru. From this vineyard they produce 3 wines – the red Musigny Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, their Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (Musigny from young vines), and Bourgogne Blanc (Musigny Blanc produced from Chardonnay). Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru, and Chambolle-Musigny (a villages level label that includes some 1er Cru holdings) complete the unrivaled collection.
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is unique in its long history, tracing its beginnings to the 15th century with ownership passing through 20 generations to the present proprietors. In 1925 it was inherited by Comte Georges de Vogüé, who ran the domaine for 52 years, and is now owned by his granddaughters, Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette.
François Millet was hired as technical director in 1986, and 10 years later Eric Bourgogne was taken on as vineyard manager. In 1988 Jean-Luc Pépin joined the estate as the estate manager and sales director. Under the aegis of these capable hands, the domaine ranks amongst the very best of Burgundy houses.
The domaine today owns 12.6 ha of vineyards where the main part is located in the two grand cry vineyards Musigny and Bonnes Mares. The vineyards are run more or less organically, though they do not claim organic status.
The vineyard holdings are as follows:
Musigny Grand Cru 7.20 ha
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2.70 ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Amoureuses 0.56 ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Baudes 0.1328 ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Fuées 0.1461 ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1.80 ha
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