Domaine de la Vougeraie - Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru - 2011
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A family estate uniting a collection of the most prestigious, historical vineyards in Burgundy, the winery strictly adheres to organic and Biodynamic farming in order to achieve a balance between the earth, the plant and humanity, with the goal of drawing the best from the terroir. Faithful to its origins in the Cistercian traditions that defined Burgundy, Vougeraie honors the inseparable bond of wine and Burgundy since time immemorial.
Bâtard Montrachet straddles Puligny and Chassagne. It lies right below the famous Montrachet vineyard. Bâtard is one of the greatest white wines of the Côte de Beaune.
According to the often told story, the lord of Puligny in the Middle Ages divided his estate between his children: the eldest was the "chevalier" (knight), the daughters were the "pucelles" (young virgins) and the son born out of wedlock was the "bâtard".
Located on a mild slope, the soil is a brownish limestone mixed with gravel. The secret of this exceptional terroir comes from the unique interaction between the deep layers of limestone and the roots of the vines.
This is a new vineyard for Domaine de la Vougeraie, where forty year old vines yielded four barrels of wonderful juice from 0.20ha. The nose offers weight, but as yet no detail. It is fabulous on the palate, It a rich mouthful of fruit, with a deeply impressive and endless finish.