1997 Domaine Comte de Vogue Bonne-Mares Burgundy
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is one of the most famous producers in Burgundy, with a lineage dating back almost half a millennium in the Côte d'Or. The family is part of the history of the village of Chambolle-Musigny, where it produces elegant wines made from Pinot Noir.
The self-proclaimed Domaine de Musigny, de Vogüé has around 70 percent of its land in the Le Musigny Grand Cru vineyard and 6.5 acres (2.7 hectares) of Bonnes-Mares. Vines are also held in the famous Les Amoureuses Premier Cru vineyard, as well as Les Baudes and Les Fuées, although these are often used to make the village-level wine.
Musigny's steep slopes and stony, friable soils, and winemaker Francois Millet's minimally invasive techniques, combine to produce a heavily fragranced wine with notes of violets, raspberries and blackberries. The wine, which is one of the most expensive in Chambolle-Musigny, is highly collectable and has the ability to age for decades. The Bonnes-Mares wine, on the other hand, tends to be more robust, with more direct fruit and stronger tannins.