Domaine De La Vougeraie Gevrey-Chambertin Bel Air 1er Cru 2020


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Burgundy, France
90-93 points




Domaine de la Vougeraie, based in Premeaux just south of Nuits St Georges, was created in 1999 when Jean-Claude Boisset of the Boisset group decided to group together all the vineyard holdings of his various negociant companies acquired over the years. The name comes from the significant holdings – and indeed Jean-Claude Boisset’s home – in the village of Vougeot. The winery is located however in the old Claudine Deschamps (Madame Jean-Claude Boisset) cellars in Prémeaux. The Domaine was put together from the various vineyard holdings which had accrued through the Boisset acquisitions of Burgundian houses over the years. Pascal Marchand was put in charge in 1999, with Bernard Zito in the vineyards, which were farmed biodynamically. Pascal produced powerful wines, fairly heavily extracted in his early vintages but clearly was subsequently moving to a softer approach by 2004.

With nearly 40 hectares of vineyard and over 30 different appellations, including six grand crus (Musigny, Bonnes Mares, Clos Vougeot, Charmes Chambertin, Mazoyères, Corton Clos du Roi, and Corton Charlemagne), this is one of Burgundy’s leading Domaines. Bel Air is the only Premier Cru climat that sits above Gevrey-Chambertin's Grand Cru vineyards on the mid-slope of the Côte d'Or. The cooler mesoclimate in this elevated vineyard makes for a leaner, less-concentrated wine than the Grand Crus, but nevertheless with good balance and elegant red fruit characters.


90 - 93 points
Jasper Morris

An airy, cool and very pretty nose offers up a plethora of floral elements that add elegance to the aromas of red and black cherry, discreet earth and a smoky hint. The supple, round and delicious medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the similar finish in that there is good length and balance though not yet the complexity it needs to merit a higher projected range.


Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Food pairing
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Domaine De La Vougeraie Gevrey-Chambertin Bel Air 1er Cru 2020

Domaine De La Vougeraie Gevrey-Chambertin Bel Air 1er Cru 2020

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