Vougeot 1er Cru “Les Cras”

Vougeot 1er Cru “Les Cras” bottle

The word Cras (or Crâs) is common throughout the Côte de Beaune, found in Chambolle-Musigny, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard and Meursault. Crai or Crais other are common forms of the same root, all referring to stony, calcareous plots, with pebbles atop clayey soil.

This climat shares its history with the Clos de Vougeot. The monks of the nearby Abbey of Notre-Dame de Cîteaux planted their vines here in around 1110, just a few years after the Abbey was founded, and indeed the vineyard belonged to the Abbey until it was sold off under the French Revolution.

May 31, 2023 | Wine Spectator
Aromatic and supple, it's easy to get swept away by the floral, sandalwood, incense, strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors of this red. Charming and lively, with the balance and expression to enjoy now. Features fine length. Best from 2025 through 2042. - Bruce Sanderson
  • Winemaking

    Only 70% harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravity. No yeast addition. Aged for 17 months in barrels (60% new oak).

  • Nose

    A wonderfully fresh nose of ripe red currant, rose petal, wet stone and pungent earth scents.

  • Palate

    Refined and complex; exhibits intensity, finesse, richness and vigor, all capitalized by an exceptionally long finish.

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