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The only Grand Cru site or appellation in the commune of Vougeot in the Burgundy Côte d'Or area. The famous vineyard was planted by Cistercian monks in the 14th century. In 1330, it was enclosed with a high wall, kilometres long today. The monks used it as an "experimental vineyard", and the soil types, which changed at short intervals, were very conducive to this. They are said to have even "tasted the soil" to determine the texture or terroir. They used professional methods to test which grape varieties were best suited for cultivation on which soils, as well as the best pruning and fertilisation. In the upper area, the permeable, lean soils are rich in limestone and gravel. Here is the Château du Clos de Vougeot, where the annual meeting of the wine fraternity Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin takes place as part of "Les Trois Glorieuses" (Three Glorious Days). In the lower area along the road, the less appreciated alluvial soils of clay and loam predominate.

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