Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot (sometimes “Clos Vougeot”) is the largest – and one of the most famous – grand cru vineyards in the Côte de Nuits subregion of northern Burgundy. Like most vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, Clos de Vougeot is planted entirely to Pinot Noir.

The vineyard covers 51 hectares (125 acres) of land. It is second only in size to Corton across the entire Côte d’Or.

Clos de Vougeot is famously fragmented – it is divided into 100 different parcels owned by more than 80 producers. Its wines therefore vary considerably in character and quality.

The site dominates the Vougeot appellation in the center of the Côte de Nuits. The grand cru Musigny, Echezeaux and Grands-Echezeaux vineyards are on the slopes above Clos de Vougeot, covering its western border.

Beyond the northern edge of the walled (“clos”) site lie Vougeot’s four Vougeot’s four premier cru climats, covering a small 11.7 hectares (29 acres) of the appellation. Here, also, are to be found the three hectares (seven acres) of village-level Vougeot, on the very lower slope, bordering the eponymous village.

Beyond these, further north, are the premier cru and village-level vineyards of Chambolle-Musigny. The Vouge stream originates near the commune border and flows southeast, roughly along marking the boundary of the two areas..

To the east of the clos, over the D974 road, are more vineyards, but this land, in the commune of Flagey-Echezeaux, is rated for the likes of generic Bourgogne. To the south is also Flagey-Echezeaux (although this is mostly village-level land, labeled Vosne-Romanée) with the small Les Quartiers de Nuits lieu-dit (part of the wider Echezeaux Grand Cru) at the western end.