Discover the Clos Vougeot vineyard
Located in the heart of the Burgundy region is the Le Château du Clos de Vougeot. The beautiful landscape boasts over 900 years of rich history coupled with breathtaking vineyard views. This unique place has survived centuries of historical events. The main attraction of the area, however, are the grapevines that produce some of the most distinctive and delicious wines.
The activities of Clos Vougeot influence events everywhere. Gourmets from across the world cannot resist the gastronomy, Rabelaisian spirit and great wines that the place has to offer. Music connoisseurs also find events of great interest here.
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Comment by the wine expert: What is so special about Clos Vougeot?
Clos Vougeot features the biggest Grand Cru (about 1 km long) and is shared by 80 winemakers. Yes, you read that right!
Over this stretch of land, 80 different winemakers grow and produce their wines under the Clos Vougeot banner. Only red wines with high age potentials are produced here. However, it is equally important to remember that each of these winemakers employs different techniques and the wines that they produce can be very different from one another.
Another remarkable feature of Clos Vougeot is the historical Chateau that was built back in 1551. Situated near the vineyards, a lot of Burgundy events are organized here. Since 1934, the Château de Clos Vougeot has served as the headquarters of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, which works to promote Burgundy wines.
Here are some Clos Vougeot that you can try without burning a hole in your pocket: Anne Gros, Domaine Faiveley, Domaine Meo-Camuzet, Domaine Daniel Rion, Domaine Michel Noellat.
You can experience life at its finest in this beautiful town in the lap of Burgundy. As an additional reward for wine savants, Clos Vougeot regularly participates in Sotheby's auctions.
Our wine expert: Alena Yampolskaya; Instagram @blueberrrynights
Credits for the main photo: © Serge Chapuis