Fondest memory: The cistercians maintained ownership until the french revolution, when all clerical estates were dispossessed, although Dom Goblet, the monk responsible for the vineyard and wine, had a sufficiently fine reputation to retain his job in the short term. In due course Clos de Vougeot was sold to Julien-Jules Ouvrard in 1818, the year before he bought Romanée-Conti, and remained in single ownership since 1889. Since then ownership has fragmented so that today are over 80 proprietors.
Fondest memory: As I said in the introduction, this famous vineyard was created orginally by the monks of Cîteaux. Between the 12th and 14th centuries the Cistercians purchased or recieved as donations the land, much of which needed clearing and planting, which subsequently became known as the Clos the Vougeot. By 1336 the 50 ha plot was complete and enclosed by stone walls on all sides. This is one of the reasons why they call him Clos de Veugeout. "Clos" is the french word for "enclosed".
Fondest memory: ... which was going on my nerves in Reims, was sitting in the sun on the wall and read a book. So she had something to do and I could take my photos ....
Favorite thing: This is the backyard of the castle and vineyards everywhere, although the plain is not the best location. But is very nice walk here ... and also a great place to take once more a picture.
Fondest memory: I walked around the castle and find some good places to shot pictures. This is really a beautiful castle and so traditional and historic .... You should watch it, when in Burgundy!