Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
From a 0.32 hectare of parcel situated at an altitude of 240 meters in the lower part of the vineyard. No chemicals have been used since 1996, and the land is ploughed by horses to avoid soil compaction. Arnaud employs a traditional pruning system with simple guyot training and practices green harvesting. Trimming and trellising are done by lightweight tractors.
Originating from the Tertiary Era, the soil is deep and marly with a high concentration of clays and fine silt
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are harvested into small plastic crates and undergo triple sorting upon arriving at the estate. Arnaud partly destems the fruit (he uses whole cluster fermentation with old vines) and tastes everything daily during vinification using native yeasts. The wine is aged in oak barrels (70% new, 30% one-year-old, from Tonnelleire François Frères) for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last six months of elevage.