Rich in its history, the Château de Clos de Vougeot, if it could speak, would certainly have many stories to tell us between soil, wine and celebrity, it saw passing between, it is mature from centuries and centuries of passionate or fond of wine. Famous for its wine, but also for its gastronomy, since the famous “oeufs en meurette” are cooked there.
The history of Clos Vougeot began in 1098 with the monks of the Abbey of Cîteaux who decided to build buildings in the middle of the vineyards to meet the needs of their vast vineyard. The monks of the abbey of Cîteaux cultivated the complex terroirs with great intuition, identifying the Climats de Bourgogne, 9 centuries before their official and universal recognition.
In 1951, almost 500 years after the vineyard’s history began, the 48th abbot of Cîteaux, Dom Loisier, decided to build a manor house in the midst of these prestigious vineyards. A Renaissance-style mansion whose elegance echoes the severity of the original buildings. Here the current form of the Château was born.
Unfortunately, in 1789, the building disappeared from the landscape of the great Burgundian wines. Only thanks to the generosity of two great men was the castle saved. The Château can thus thank the banker Gabriel-Julien Ouvrard and the wine merchant Léonce Bocquet for their help. The generosity of this same Léonce Bocquet caused the main avenue of the castle to bear his name.
In 1920, the deputy mayor of Vosne-Romanée, Etienne Camuzet, a vineyard owner, became the owner of the castle until it was transferred to the Société civile des amis du château in 1944. Meanwhile, in the context of the crisis economically, a group of inspired winegrowers laid the foundations for what would become the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. It became a festive vineyard where wine was not only worked but tasted.
A few years later, the castle was officially classified as a historical monument, so it was open to the public throughout the year. The Burgundian ban becomes a world anthem Under the impetus of the young Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, the Château du Clos de Vougeot hosts the Chapter of the Resurrection.
On the eve of a magnificent harvest, on July 4, 2015, Burgundy reaps the consecration of its Climats by Unesco. After 10 years of fighting, this is a victory for the gentlemen of tastevin.
From now on, the castle is also famous for its “oeufs en meurette” (a symbol among all Burgundian cuisine!). The Château du Clos de Vougeot hosts the first World Egg Championship, on this symbolic day of World Egg Day.
The Château du Clos de Vougeot is part of the prestige of Burgundy, and each year sees the biggest names in wine and gastronomy pass by, as well as celebrities and politicians. Last year, it was even French President Emmanuel Macron who visited the Clos de Vougeot accompanied by Angela Merkel.
It is because of its history, its fame and prestige, but above all because of the quality of the wines produced there, that we have chosen to highlight the Château du Clos de Vougeot… If walls could talk, they would surely have many secrets to tell about this Château.