The Domaine de La Vougeraie was created from the union of several estates acquired over the years together with the Boisset family's first vineyards, all brought under a single banner as the symbol of a single philosophy: A certain idea of excellence. The Domaine de La Vougeraie was created in 1999, but its history goes back to 1964 and the family's first vines, “Les Evocelles"� at the north of Gevrey-Chambertin.
Les Evocelles was the Domaine's first vineyard, acquired back in 1966, and is dear to their hearts. Its name derives from Les Brosselles, which meant a patch of scrubland. This climate is ideally located in the wildest, most unpretentious part of the village.
The vines are on a steep east-south-east slope, with just the right degree of calcareous soil, a dream plot.
Harvest de-stemmed, 30% not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days. Length of maceration: 23 days. Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time. Pressing with the vertical press. Ageing: Length: 16 months Type: in oak barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 30 % Toasting: gentle and slow. Source of wood: Citeaux forest, Allier grains fins, Troncais. All the new barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.
An attractive pale Pinot colour with a superb elegant nose, floral notes and graceful red fruit. Strawberry characters on the palate joined by some black fruit and a delicious brambly finish.