This Grand Cru is admirably situated right above Clos Vougeot, another Grand Cru, on a gentle slope facing due East. ...Read more...
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This Grand Cru is admirably situated right above Clos Vougeot, another Grand Cru, on a gentle slope facing due East. Le Musigny is just to the North. The Drouhin family owns a vineyard there. The average age of the vines is twenty-five. Replanting is done very selectively to avoid having too many young vines at one time, which would lower the quality of the wine. No fertilizers are used and a very severe pruning (the Guyot style) reduces the yield even further. The harvest is always done by hand. The vinification follows the classic method : the grapes, sometimes not even destalked, are gently pressed ; the fermentation and maceration occur in wooden open vats with punching down of the cap and pumping over the juice. It lasts about 18 to 20 days. The must is then put in oak barrels (Allier, Vosges or TronÃ§ais forests). Left to age for about 18 months, it is fined with egg-whites prior to bottling.
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