Why Clos du Rois is a case for upgrading Coulanges-la-Vineuse

Bourgogne Hidden Gem Coulange-la-Vineuse winemaker Magali Bernard of Domaine du Clos de Roi.

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Why Clos du Rois is a case for upgrading Coulanges-la-Vineuse

by L.M. Archer

Magali Bernard is the vigneron of Domaine du Clos de Roi in Coulanges-la-Vineuse.
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Will Coulanges-la-Vineuse, one of Burgundy’s lesser-known appellations, be getting a designation upgrade in the same way that Vézelay has in the north and Pouilly-Fuissé has in the south? LM Archer thinks so, especially given the quality exhibited by the wines of Domaine du Clos du Roi that sometimes blend Pinot Noir with ancient grape variety César. There is even one Pinot Noir that is non-vintage and is made by blending at least three different vintages together in one cuvée.

“Ultimately, Domaine du Clos du Roi wines from Coulanges-la-Vineuse offer astonishing affordability and quality, befitting their potential village-level status,” writes Archer.

Burgundy continues to notch a number of appellation upgrades, from Vézelay in the north, to Pouilly-Fuissé in the south. Get ready for another possible designation upgrade, this one in Coulanges-la-Vineuse.

Located two hours south of Paris in Burgundy’s Grand AuxerroisCoulanges-la-Vineuse and associated villages Charentenay, Escolive-Sainte-Camille, Val-de-Mercy, Jussy, Migé, and Mouffy, await possible promotion from regional to village-level status. One producer contends they have history on their side. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.





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