Red: Vougeot has close affinities with its illustrious near neighbours (Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses). Its colour is between crimson and purple - deep, dark and luminous. It develops aromas of violet and small fruits (Morello cherry, blackcurrant). When older, it leans towards underbrush, fallen leaves and truffles over animal notes. In the mouth, it has a four-sided structure but its tannins are nonetheless delicate. The attack is straightforward, acidity and chewiness are harmoniously balanced, and the finish often carries a hint of liquorice.
White: Vougeot is white or grey-gold. The pleasant initial bouquet is of mayflower and acacia with an occasional hint of mango. A touch of minerality is often found. In the older wines, aromas range from amber to gingerbread to quince to fig. This wine is on the dry side but with that underlying richness which is the trademark of the Côte de Nuits Chardonnay. White wine growing, uncommon in this area, nonetheless has a long history going back to the Cistercian monks.