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2018 Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques #160513425

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Reviews 95 points Wine Advocate "Unwinding in the glass with notes of red berries, cassis and peonies, mingled with hints of woodsmoke, raw cocoa, orange rind and exotic spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, structured around ripe, powdery tannins, it's layered and lively, maintaining impeccable balance in this warm vintage. Long and penetrating, this is more tightly wound in bottle than it was from barrel—something that bodes very well for its long-term evolution. (WK)" 95 points Burghound "Unwinding in the glass with notes of red berries, cassis and peonies, mingled with hints of woodsmoke, raw cocoa, orange rind and exotic spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, structured around ripe, powdery tannins, it's layered and lively, maintaining impeccable balance in this warm vintage. Long and penetrating, this is more tightly wound in bottle than it was from barrel—something that bodes very well for its long-term evolution. (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

Domaine Armand Rousseau stands as an iconic symbol in the world of Burgundy wine. Notably revered for its exceptional Pinot Noirs, the domaine has a strong focus on sustainable viticulture and a hands-off winemaking approach. This dedication to preserving the natural quality of their grapes is seen through the leadership of Eric Rousseau and his daughter Cyrielle, who manage the estate's impressive 15-hectare plot.

Located predominantly in Gevrey-Chambertin, the estate possesses significant vineyard holdings, including eight hectares designated as grand crus. Apart from Gevrey-Chambertin, they also control much of the Grand Cru Clos de la Roche in Morey-St. Denis and own significant portions in Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, and the Premier Cru Clos St. Jacques. Additionally, they hold a monopoly on the Grand Cru Clos des Ruchottes. The estate further expanded its control in August 2012, taking over the management of Château de Gevrey-Chambertin's vineyards, which include grand cru and premier cru holding throughout Gevrey-Chambertin.

The Rousseaus implement meticulous farming techniques, involving seasonal plowing, strategic green harvesting, and leaf-thinning. Yields are intentionally kept low to ensure authentic expression of the individual vineyard. In the winery, 90% of the fruit is de-stemmed to enhance aromatic intensity, followed by 18 days of maceration. The grapes are then gently pressed and fermented using a gravity-assisted method. The wines are barrel-aged for 18 months, with restrained use of new oak, then released precisely two years post-vintage.

Through this balance of respectful farming, restrained winemaking, and strategic vineyard ownership, Domaine Armand Rousseau crafts wines of exquisite structure and depth, consistently placing Burgundy at the pinnacle of the wine world. Their wines are more than just collectibles; they offer a singular, captivating experience of the terroir that evolves beautifully over time.

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