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2013 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Clos des Boucheres #166287027


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Based on 54 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 92 points Vinous "Pungent minerality on the nose and palate gives this wine an exhilarating light touch. Supple and refined, this lovely Meursault gained in sweetness as it opened in the glass, showing a honeyed quality to go with its saline minerality. Finishes very smooth and long, with noteworthy lift. (ST)" 93 points John Gilman "The 2013 Clos des Boucheres chez Roulot is also excellent, with all of the elegance of the vintage very much in evidence in its suave and quite wide open bouquet. The lovely nose wafts from the glass in a mix of apple, pear, white flowers, almonds, orange zest and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is quite a bit more reserved than the nose suggests, with its full-bodied format offering lovely fruit on the attack, a fine signature of soil, bright acids, excellent focus and grip and a long, pure and classy finish. From the mid-palate back, this wine is still quite bound up in its fine structural elements and it will really deserve at least a few years in the cellar to fully blossom and start to drink at its full potential. A lovely example of the vintage. (JG)"

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About Domaine Roulot

Jean-Marc Roulot has made a name for himself as one of the greatest producers in Meursault and of white wine in general. Assuming the reins after his father's untimely death in 1982, Jean-Marc relied on experienced mentors before he was ready to command the domaine alone. Today, he carries forward his father's legacy, enhancing it with his personal commitment to organic vineyard practices.

The domaine, long recognized for pioneering single-vineyard bottlings, is famed for its mastery of lieu-dits and the five premier cru parcels they cultivate in Meursault and Monthelie. Jean-Marc has led the domaine to even greater acclaim, continually refining its unique style and inspiring other domaines to emulate his approach. Notably, Jean-Marc has made his mark with wines that lean towards a crisp, pure style rather than the typically rich and concentrated Meursault, a testament to his philosophy of restraint and precision.

In the vineyard, Jean-Marc adheres to a rigorous regimen of de-budding to control yields and focuses on acidity at harvest time. His winemaking process marries traditional and modern techniques, favoring fermentation in wooden cuves, judicious lees stirring, and a balanced use of oak and stainless-steel aging. This meticulous approach delivers wines of remarkable complexity and evident terroir influence.

Jean-Marc's commitment extends to a small négociant label, where he collaborates with trusted growers throughout Burgundy to obtain top-quality fruit. Furthermore, he embarked on a micro-négoce project in 2014, selectively sourcing grapes to supplement the domaine's portfolio, with these grapes undergoing the same meticulous vinification and aging process as the domaine's own.

The notable maturity of the vineyard holdings stems from Guy Roulot's significant replanting efforts in the 1950s. Among these, the Meursault 1er cru Les Perrieres, purchased by the Roulots in 1976 and planted in the 1940s, stands out as the crown jewel, despite its limited production.

Domaine Roulot's wines encapsulate a clear mineral backbone, pure, focused, and enduring. As Jean-Marc Roulot maintains, they are wines made to be savored alongside a meal, demonstrating both their intrinsic quality and their harmony with food. Today, the wines from Domaine Roulot are among the most coveted in Burgundy, known for their elegance, depth, and precision.

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