Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Blanc Grand Cru 2022 (Burgundy, France) - [VM 93]

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Blanc Grand Cru 2022
(Burgundy, France) - [VM 93]

Regular price $1,200.00 Sale price $1,149.97 Save $50.03


About the Domaine:

Many domaines in Burgundy can trace their roots back over 100 years, but only a handful can claim more than 200 years of history, let alone 550 years. Highly regarded as the greatest estate in Chambolle Musigny, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is now headed by its 20th generation – Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé. The estate's longstanding employees have also contributed to the brand's outstanding quality vintage after vintage with Jean Lupatelli  as Winemaker, Jean-Luc Pépin as Sales Manager since 1988 and Eric Bourgogne as Vineyard Manager since 1996.

The winemaking approach at Comte de Vogüé is one blending tradition and modernity, with a constant adaptation to both vineyard and vintage conditions as the priority. The current team of François Millet, Eric Bourgogne, and Jean-Luc Pépin has worked tirelessly since 1986 to maintain the impeccable reputation of the domaine, while also leading a critical role in incorporating a philosophy of lutte raisonnée into the domaine’s practices. As such, all vines are currently ploughed, free from exposure to chemical fertilizers - instead, herbs are planted between vineyard rows to control pests - and kept under control by strict pruning. The stated aim is, as much as possible, to tailor vinification to the year and to the particular vineyard or grapes. In winemaker François Millet’s view, getting to know the idiosyncrasies of each patch of vines is a cornerstone of his work.

About the Wine:

2015 is the first vintage since 1993 that this white grand cru has been labelled as a ‘Musigny Blanc’, perhaps the rarest of all grand cru white Burgundies. The plot of vines that produce the domaine’s Musigny Blanc – just 0.6 hectares – has been undergoing sporadic replanting since the 1980s but the Domaine now feels the vines have achieved the desired maturity.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Vinous Media
"The 2022 Musigny Blanc Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru was bottled at the end of October. It has an attractive nose with scents of grapefruit, white peach and wax resin, quite pithy in style. The palate is well-balanced with a fennel and walnut-tinged entry. As usual, I'd never get this as a Chardonnay - it's a sui generis - but quite delicious."