With it's iconic rooster emblem, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue is one of the most recognizable and revered producers of the Cote de Nuits. Much of this has to do with the estate owning nearly three-quarters of the grand cru Musigny, considered by some to be the finest Pinot Noir vineyard in the world.
Founded in 1450, Comte Georges de Vogue managed to gain early stakes in some of Burgundy's most exceptional vineyards. The Domaine currently holds 12.52 hectares including 7.12 hectares of the Grand Cru Musigny, 2.6 hectares of the Grand Cru Bonnes Mares, as well as parcels of Premier Cru Les Amoureuses, Premiers Crus Les Fuées and Premiers Crus Les Baudes. The Domaine is in its 20th generation in the same family and is currently run by Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, granddaughters of Comte Georges de Vogue.
Together with winemaker François Millet and vineyard manager Eric Bourgogne, they strive for balance in the vineyards and cellar; modern and traditional techniques are employed (though naturalistic approaches in the vineyard are emphasized) and stylistic variances adopted according to the characteristics of vineyard, vintage, and varietal. Millet does however go easy on the new oak in the Domaine's Grand Crus. In general though, the wines are powerful, dense, rich and expensive, requiring extensive cellaring to display their inherent complexity. If there's a value here, it's the Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, made from vines younger than 25 years that the estate chooses to declassify within its Grand Cru Musigny holdings.