Domaine rougeot

Pierre-Henri Rougeot

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In the center of Meursault village, Pierre-Henri Rougeot has been quietly producing impeccable minimal intervention, low-sulfur wines since he returned to the family domaine in 2010. The 18th century stone cellar was originally built for the Hospices de Beaune to press the fruit from the adjacent orchards, and was purchased Pierre-Henri’s great-great-grandfather in the 19th century. Today the orchards have been transformed into an elegant garden and stamp-sized monopole vineyard, and the cellar has been renovated to comfortably hold two vintages from Rougeot’s 13 hectares of vines in and around Meursault.

Pierre-Henri’s experience travelling throughout France gives him a unique vision that hews strongly to Burgundian tradition with a soft touch inspired by the vins natures made by his friends in Saumur, Cahors, and beyond. Today, the Rougeot vineyards are farmed organically, and Pierre-Henri’s no sulfur vinification effortlessly balances a natural wine approach with traditional Burgundian technique to create wines with energy and balance. Each terroir from Aligoté and Passetoutgrain through Premier Crus is bottled as a single-vineyard designate. The wines are energetic, precise, and delicious. It’s simply astounding that the domaine has maintained a quiet profile while producing such compelling wines. It will be even more astounding if that continues.


 
 
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Bourgogne aligote

Varietal: 100% Aligoté                                      Color: White

The entire production of Bourgogne Aligoté from Les Plumes is bottled sans soufre. Les Plumes is located in the plains below the village of Meursault on the far side of the RN74 road.

Bourgogne Chardonnay Clos des 6 Ouvrées

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay                                            Color: White

The Clos des 6 Ouvrées is a monopole vineyard surrounded by the original walls of the Hospices de Beaune orchard near the center village of Meursault. An ouvrée is a traditional way to measure land in Burgundy that corresponds to the land that one person could work, and is equal to 4.28 ares. While classified as a Bourgogne appellation, the Clos des 6 Ouvrées shows a distinct terroir that clearly relates closely to Meursault. Touching on the history of the vineyard, Pierre-Henri has replanted a variety of fruit trees at the edge of the vines.

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Bourgogne Chardonnay Les Grandes Gouttes

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay                                         Color: White

The lieu-dit Les Grands Gouttes sits at the southern edge of Meursault on border with Puligny, just a few hundred meters below the Premier Cru vineyard Les Charmes. It generally has a lighter, racier profile.

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Monthelie Les Toisières

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay                                        Color: White

Les Toisières is located exactly at the crossroads between Meursault and Monthelie. This west-facing vineyard produces wines with great tension and length. The vineyard used to be planted to Pinot Noir, and was replanted to Chardonnay by Pierre-Henri’s father in the early 1990s.

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Saint Romain La Combe Bazin

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay                                         Color: White

La Combe Bazin is the oldest vineyard at the domaine, planted over 90 years ago. The wines are rich, dense, and layered.

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Meursault Sous la Velle

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay                                            Color: White

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Meursault premier Cru Les Charmes

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay                                         Color: White

Les Charmes is one of the emblematic vineyards of Meursault, producing rich, powerful, aromatic wines. This cuvée greatly benefits from 4-5 years in bottle before it becomes fully expressive in the glass.

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Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Les Vérchères

Varietal: 70% Gamay, 30% Pinot Noir                                    Color: Red

Pinot Noir and Gamay from Les Vercheres are harvested at the same time and co-fermented to produce this exceptionally delicious Passetoutgrain that manages to please both Burgundy snobs and Beaujolais farmers. It also exists in a sans-soufre version

 

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Vaux

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir                                         Color: Red

 

Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Lameroses

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir                                         Color: Red

Les Lameroses is located in the northern part of Meursault below the village of Volnay. This cuvée is more structured and is bottled in the spring after 18 months of elevage.

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Pommard Clos des Roses

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir                                         Color: Red

The Clos des Roses is located just below the village of Pommard, surrounded by stone walls on three sides and the small stream “L’avant dheune” on the other. This wine is often graceful and open at an early stage.

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Volnay Premier Cru Les Santenots

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir                                         Color: Red

Volnay Santenots is technically located in the village of Meursault, though vignerons discovered long ago that there is a larger demand for Volnay than Meursault Rouge, and wisely arranged to label reds from their northernmost vineyards as Volnay. This is most structured, beautifully built powerhouse of a wine that will age gracefully for decades.

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