Monday, October 31, 2011

Trip to Europe (Bourgogne-France-Fall 2011)...Tasting at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue

(Day 5)
It was our final tasting in Bourgogne in this trip. After the tasting, we were going to head to Paris.

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The final one was what we all anticipated so much. We visited Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue and met the winemaker, Francois Millet.

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Comte de Vogue’s property has a beautiful medieval architecture. It was build in 16th century.

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Francois took us to a cellar and gave us 2010 barrel tasting. Here’s the lineup.

(2010 vintage)
Chambolle-Musigny village…September 25 harvest. From Les Fuees & Les Beudes (both 1er Cru) vineyards. Younger vines.
Cmabolle-Musigny 1er Cru…From Grand Cru Musigny vineyard. 10-25-year-old vines.
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, “Les Amoureuses”

The tasting was so special, especially because we could listen to all the philosophy of Francois. He is a big thinker and his words were poetic. The wines were truly gorgeous, and he said as a wine maker, his focus is to bring terroir of each vineyards, so he never manipulates the wines.