A one-of-a kind tasting lounge in Burgundy: La Maison Vougeot
La Maison is opening in the Burgundy village of Vougeot this fall. A short hop from the Château du Clos Vougeot, the home village of the Boisset family, it is the perfect place to discover the fine wines that result from a long family history of winemaking.
The tasting experience revolves around Burgundy refinement. From little-known gems to great icons, guests will enjoy discovering the wines in the warm, elegant surroundings of La Maison. La Maison recounts the history of the Boisset family, a passionate adventure through the world of wine that began in the 1960s and is now being spearheaded by the second generation, Nathalie and Jean-Charles, with estates in both Burgundy and California. Here, guests can taste the wines from the terroir of Vougeot, offering an ode to the finesse of Pinot Noir and the subtle side of Chardonnay in three styles. The purity of the wines from the Domaine de la Vougeraie, the elegance of those from the Jean-Claude Boisset label, and the effervescence of the Crémant de Bourgogne of JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset are all a joy to discover.
Esteemed French architect Frédéric Didier has transformed this former winemaker’s house. Jacques Garcia’s velvet decoration creates a chic, theatrical ambience, with red curtains and mirrors immediately plunging visitors into the atmosphere.
Various tastings are available from the Enomatic wine dispenser to the Winemaker’s Chambers and Boudoir, or the Library, where one can marvel at the Cabinet of Curiosities, before climbing the narrow staircase to the JCB Lounge, choosing the wines to taste along the way, before descending to the Starlit Cellar. Charming works of art by Hélène de Saint Lager and Mathilde de l’Ecotais offer a sensorial interpretation of the explosive bouquet of wine.
The spirit of Burgundy wines can be found in La Maison, the embodiment of refinement in Vougeot.