There are producers outside of the feedback loop. These people offer riches to those who are willing to look a little bit harder at the contours of the land. In this case rotate your neck around a corner of Vosne and see the sign that says: “Fabrice & Christine Vigot’

The domain only dates back to 1990 when the newly married Fabrice & Christine decided to, in all senses, throw their lots in together. Fabrice inherited relationships from his father with the Mugneret-Gibourg family, where he, like his dad, managed and farmed many of their vineyards (roughly 1/3) under a metayage agreement. His wife Christine brought some family vineyards from Gevrey. The entire estate is cultivated in a natural way, the manure is organic, pesticides are prohibited.

That the Mugneret-Gibourg wines are some of the greatest in Burgundy is not disputed. But prices? Ah. Not so great – So what’s to lose in investigating the lovely wines from the family that did much of their farming over the last 40 years? The metayage agreement with the sisters came to an end in 2016 after nearly 60 years – The pay-off was just too small for the massive amounts of work they were having to put in – So from 17 onward all their wines are from their own Domaine. These wines are electric, brimming with life and made in a traditional way much in the same style of the Gibourg sisters. A decant is recommended as there is often, like Fourrier, a bit of CO2 remaining in the bottling.

But it remains a small concern – After giving up the metayage agreement – only 6.5 hectares which translates in many cases to just a few barrels of each cuvee.

Keith Levenberg, one of my very favourite writers notes: “These wines easily transcend village-wine status. The fruit is vibrantly toned, almost has the energy of a Beaujolais but with darker, earthier tones on account of the gingerbread and cinnamon-spice mix which screams Vosne-Romanee in personality”

Show Descriptions

Region
Vintage
Wine
Bottles
Unit
Status
Ex Vat
Inc Duty & Vat
Buy
Burgundy Red2018
Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Eletois Fabrice Vigot [Pre-Arrival]
241IB3241+
Burgundy Red2020
Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Eletois Fabrice Vigot [Pre-Arrival]
231IB3646+
Burgundy Red2017
Nuits-St-Georges VV Fabrice Vigot [Pre-Arrival]
191IB2634+
Burgundy Red2018
Nuits-St-Georges VV Fabrice Vigot [Pre-Arrival]
221IB2836+
Burgundy Red2019
Nuits-St-Georges VV Fabrice Vigot [Pre-Arrival]
301IB2937+