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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2011

Sku: P44164

The Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is inextricably linked to the Grand Cru vineyard of Musigny - in some eyes the pinnacle of pinot noir - a wine that should be both complete and profound but never heavy: 'majesty itself' claims Clive Coates.

Until 1936 the vineyard was conveniently (compared to some others) split into just two areas/climats, a narrow east-west track splitting the climat of Le Musigny from the more southerly and slightly smaller Les Petits-Musigny. In 1936 the Musigny AOC was extended to cover an additional area of just over 0.61 ha in the adjacent 1er Cru climat of Combe d'Orveau - these are the vines of Jacques Prieur whose domaine successfully argued that wine from this plot had always been called Musigny.

De Vogüé have the monopoly of the climat Les Petits-Musigny - though as Jean-Luc Pépin points out, it's not legally a monopole, and more importantly, if bottled separately it would take away part of the overall blend that they call Musigny Vieilles Vignes.

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