Domaine de la Vougeraie

The Magnificent 2015 Vintage 

By Vivian Liang | November 2018 

Domaine de la Vougeraie was established in 1999 when Jean-Claude Boisset combined various vineyard holdings under his negociant business to form a new high quality Domaine. The backing of the Boisset family meant no expense spared in the vineyard and in the winery. This also included the hiring of two extremely talented winemakers; the early vintages crafted by Pascal Marchand, and then until very recently, Pierre Vincent. 

I have been particularly impressed with three Grand Cru from the 2015 vintage. I feel this is largely due to controlled yield and meticulous vineyard management, which is rather impressive given the size of the holdings. All vineyards are farmed biodynamically covering 42 hectares of land and 36 appellations scattered throughout Cote d'Or, some of the finest vineyards holdings in Burgundy. There is precision and elegance to all of these wines, with a great sense of terroir.

Although more famed for red, I am a huge fan of the chiseled and powerful Batard Montrachet that has breathtaking intensity. One of the finest wines in the range is undoubtedly the Charmes Chambertin Les Mazoyeres. From over 100 year old vines this has an extraordinary fragrance and lift and all the while there is a very pure and tightly wound fruit that unfurls on the palate. Finally the slightly more considered Bonnes Mares that offers a fine boned cathedral like structure that gently envelopes out in the glass. There is a lovely hedgerow and woodland lift that I so often get with this great Grand Cru.

Although a Domaine that might not yet be in the limelight, I highly recommend focusing your attention on these great wines.