Domaine de la Vougeraie - Côte de Beaune "Les Pierres Blanches" - 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.
The name “Les Pierres Blanches” (white stones) refers to the calcareous laves, flat slabs once used for roofing, and still employed today to cap the walls of enclosed vineyards. On the sun-drenched “mountain”, these white limestone slabs are further bleached by continuous exposure. The first traces of the name can be found in 1258 in the Martyrology of Beaune: In Monte Lapidi albi (on the white-stoned hill). The Côte de Beaune communal appellation is comprised of only reds and whites from 52 hectares within the Beaune appellation. The name of the climat is allowed to follow the words Côte de Beaune. This AOC should not be confused with another commune appellation, Côte de Beaune-Villages, which (apart from a few Premiers Crus) extends across the Côte de Beaune from Ladoix to Les Maranges and only contains red wines.
A formal, old-fashioned style of Burgundy, this wine's oak age contributes the scent of hazelnut butter. It's oxidative, with umami mushroom notes and mouthwatering acidity. The flavors will meld with roast salmon.