A Burgundy Legend: de Vogüé

Nick Jackson, MW Consultant | September 12, 2020

Musigny - Bonnes Mares - Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru

Brilliant Musigny
Domaine Comtes Georges de Vogüé may not be the easiest name to pronounce, but it’s easy to pronounce the domaine’s wines among the greatest in Burgundy. In particular, de Vogue is blessed by owning the largest part of the Musigny Grand Cru vineyard.

Somehow Musigny is not as discussed in Burgundy circles as the grands crus of Vosne-Romanée or Gevrey-Chambertin. But the sheer luminosity of flavour, aromatic fireworks and satiny texture make it, for me, one of the greatest grands crus of all. De Vogüé’s example is profound in its beguiling depth and shimmering surfaces; to get the most from it, wait at least 10 years after the vintage.

The domaine also has a large holding in the grand cru at the other end of Chambolle, Bonnes Mares. This has a different style; less heady perhaps, and more brooding and gamey. Try both alongside each other for a masterclass in terroir differences. Insiders know that the Chambolle Premier Cru is simply young vines from Musigny.