Domaine Comte Georges
This famous domaine came to prominence in the 1940/50s but dates back to 1450 and has stayed in the same family, even through the French Revolution, when they were exiled in England. Today the 12.4 hectare domaine is owned by two grandaughters of Georges Comte de Vogue.
The winemaking, viticulture and marketing are managed by the dynamic trio of Francois Millet, Eric Bourgogne and Jean-Luc Pepin. There are just seven crus produced including one white. The 6.46 ha in
Musigny represents 80% of the entire vineyard while the Les Amoureuses is of grand cru quality and is one of Burgundy's most sought-after wines. The domaine themselves declassfied the Musigny Blanc to Bourgogne Blanc when they replanted the vineyard (20 years ago) but at some time in the future it will revert back to Musigny Blanc when the domaine is satisfied with the vine age and grape quality.
The vineyards are farmed organically, relatively little new oak is used but bottling is a full 18 months after harvest. The wines are sublime and as someone once famously quoted. All the wines of Comte Georges de Vogue are of exceptional quality and world-wide could be sold many times over.
Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru
Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Amoureuses'
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Musigny 'Vieilles Vignes' Grand Cru
Jean-Luc Pepin presents a tasting of 2011 vintage from the bottle.