This domaine has a grand history that dates back to approximately 1450, when Jean Moisson built the original building. The estate remained in the same family for over 300 years, passing through the female line, until 1766 when Catherine Bouhier married Cerice-Melchior de Vogüé.
The family resumed control over the domaine during the French Revolution, even when they were in exile in England. Comte Georges de Vogüé, which is still mentioned on the label, took the domaine over in 1925. His fame started with some superb bottles produced during the 1940’s until the 1960’s.
The wines need quite a long time in the bottle before they show their true potential. Top vintages of Le Musigny Grand Cru (red) should be laid down in your cellar for at least 15 years. Although the vineyards are cultivated organically, the domaine doesn’t use the organic status in general. The use of new oak is very subtle: About only 35-40% for the grands crus.
The wines of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé are: Le Musigny Grand Cru “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes (6.55 Ha), Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (2.70 Ha), Musigny Blanc Grand Cru (until 1993 and from 2015 – In between it was downgraded to the generic appellation Bourgogne Blanc, because of the numerous young vines – 0.65 Ha), Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Amoureuses” (0.56 Ha – often compared with a grand cru!) and Chambolle-Musigny (2.04 Ha, including 0.24 Ha 1er Cru).
Musigny Blanc Grand Cru is the only white grand cru from the Côte de Nuits and sells for prices compared to that of Le Montrachet Grand Cru.Read more