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Our wines

Vougeot Premier Cru


Premier Cru

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  • Guard

    Optimal consumption: 8 to 15 years

    Ageing potential: 20 years

  • Operating temperature

    16°C (61-62°F)

Grape variety

Pinot noir


Site: Vougeot is located bewteen Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny.

Our Premiers Crus are near Clos de Vougeot, Musigny and Chambolle-Musigny les Amoureuses.

History & tradition: the village is known for its famous Clos (French for "enclosure") first planted and surrounded by a wall at the end of the 12th Century by the monks of Citeaux and on which they built a castle which is now the seat of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

Soil: deep, stony and favoured with a good drainage.



by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

The wine offers a luminous deep red colour. It develops aromas of violet and small red fruit (Morello cherry, blackcurrant). With age, it evolves towards undergrowth smells mingling with liquorice.The mouth is delicate, round and ample. It is a wine full of harmony.


In 2014, the wines are structured with supple tannins and a great concentration. To drink now.

Vintage's comment


Throughout its 93-hectare (230 acres) estate, Maison Joseph Drouhin has adopted organic viticulture practices since the late 1980s and biodynamic viticulture since the 1990s. Our credo is to provide "natural answers to natural problems". All our practices show the greatest respect for the soil, the vine, and the environment. Our deliberately low production yields allow our grapes to reveal the precise expression of each terroir.


Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.

Vinification: whole crop harvest of 20 to 50% depending on the vintage. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.

Ageing:  in oak barrels including 25% of new barrels.

The ageing lasts between 14 to 18 months.

Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.