Vougeot is named for the River Vouge. Monks first planted vine in Clos de Vougeot in the 12th century. Nowadays, Clos de Vougeot is one of the largest single vineyards in Burgundy producing grand cru wines. The vineyard is shared between many owners, so inevitably there is some mediocre as well as some very fine wine made. The best cuvée de Vougeot is traditionally reckoned to be amongst the finest red wine in the world.