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A renowned vineyard planted by monks
The Clos de Vougeot vineyard was planted by Cistercian monks in the 12th century in Vougeot, in the Côte-d'Or department. The plots were surrounded by a wall (clausum) around 1330. They are divided into three terroirs that generate the Pape, Moines, and Roi vintages. With Philip II the Bold, duke of Burgundy, Gamay productions were replaced by Pinot Noir. The Clos de Vougeot estate is so renowned that the Army of the Rhine presented arms while passing in front of it during the French Revolution.
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