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2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Chambertin #159107851


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Based on 11 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "...showing beautifully, soaring from the glass with expressive aromas of sweet red berry fruit, smoked meats, coniferous forest floor, mandarin orange and peonies, framed by a deft application of cedary, spicy new oak. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, its velvety attack segues into an ample core of succulent fruit, concluding with a long and resonant finish. (WK)" 97 points Burghound "Discreet wood is present on the ultra-fresh and incredibly spicy though even more restrained nose that reflects notes of red berries, the sauvage, earth, floral and exotic tea wisps. The gorgeous mouthfeel of the imposingly constituted and admirably concentrated flavors is one of contrasts as the mid-palate is quite supple yet the powerful, driving, austere and muscular finish is robust, serious and austere. (AM)"

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Cyrielle and Eric Rousseau in the vineyards of Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils

About Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils

Whether you call them “legendary,” “mythical,” or “unicorn,” these words all apply when speaking of the Pinot Noirs of Domaine Armand Rousseau. Their secret? Farming some of the finest, old-vine holdings in the Côte de Nuits (eight of their 15 ha are designated grand crus!), coupled with superb, non-interventionist winemaking. Sure, there are many who boast the two, but only a rare few can reach such gustatory perfection as consistently—particularly in Gevrey-Chambertin and Morey St-Denis.

Eric Rousseau and his daughter, Cyrielle, have taken the property to new heights with an earnest dedication to sustainable agriculture, including seasonal plowing, a strict green harvest and leaf-thinning. In the cellar, the father-daughter duo de-stem 90% of their fruit for aromatic intensity, macerate for 18 days, then press and rack the grapes gently by gravity, fermenting them “low and slow.” They then age the wines with a judicious use of new oak, producing some of the most succulent and structured Pinot Noirs we’ve tasted.

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