Vougeot “Le Clos du Prieuré” Blanc Monopole

Vougeot “Le Clos du Prieuré” Blanc Monopole bottle

For the first 680 years of this vineyard’s history, it was tended by the monks of Cîteaux, who planted the Clos de Vougeot and the majority of the neighbouring plots at the start of the 12th century. The Clos du Prieuré, like the others, was sold off at the end of the 18th century under the French Revolution.

The Clos du Prieuré (priory enclosure) belonged to the Benedictine Priory of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, who owned land in the neighbouring parish of Gilly from the 11th century. As the Abbey of Cîteaux grew, conflicts with Saint-Germain-des-Prés were inevitable. In 1499 Jean de Cirey, Abbot of Cîteaux, after selling off part of the Abbey’s crockery, finally succeeded in paying off the debt to the Parisian Abbey, which was forced to accept some land near Melun in exchange for abandoning its rights at Gilly and Vougeot.

August 31, 2017 | Wine Spectator
Effusive aromas of smoke, mineral and spice are complemented by lemon and green apple flavors. A racy profile fits this tensile white like a glove. Excellent length. Best from 2019 through 2028.
  • Winemaking

    Aged for 10 months in barrels and 1 month in stainless steel tank (30% new oak).

  • Nose

    Floral aromas.

  • Palate

    Crisp and elegant with almond on the palate.

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