Musigny & Bonnes Mares

The Iconic Chambolle-Musigny Domaine: Comte Georges de Vogue

By Vivian Liang | January 24, 2019

Comte Georges de Vogue is a Domaine whose history is entwined with the village of Chambolle-Musigny and in particular the Grand Cru Musigny itself. With a history dating back to 1450, the property has stayed under family ownership for all of these years, passing down through a quite remarkable 20 generations! This is incredibly rare and unique, as in Burgundy, vineyards have been fragmented because of the Napoleonic Code which dictates inheritance to be divided equally among heirs.

The Domaine owns prime parcels in the two jewels of Chambolle Musigny – Le Musigny (7.2ha) and Bonnes-Mares (2.7ha). Both are some of the finest wines to come from the village and each with their own identity. The Bonnes Mares parcel sits primarily on reddish soils with large amount of clay, producing a wine that’s robust, wild and energetic. Though being the largest land owner in Le Musigny grand cru, not all fruits from this mighty vineyard have the privilege to make it into the bottle. Only production from old vines, usually over 25 years old are included in the Musigny bottling. Their Musigny is first and foremost long-lived. Darker fruit on offer than many other Musigny, this takes time in bottle to unfurl and reveal its true character. At the right age, the wine shows a marvelous density, wonderful energy and an expressive palate full of fragrances, spices and well-integrated oak.

I have had wonderful experiences drinking de Vogue over the years and I highly recommend the following selection to you: