One of the “new” interesting estates in Burgundy is Domaine Rougeot in Meursault – where the two brothers Pierre Henri Rougeot and Alexandre Rougeot together with their father Marc Rougeot are making some lovely wines – both red and whites.
2016 is a serious vintage – November 2017
I first visited the estate last summer – and have written about the reds – see article here. On my November 2017 trip I re-visited to taste and re-taste some of the whites.
A bit about Domaine Rougeot
In November I was greeted by Pierre Henri Rougeot, who together with his brother and his father are running the estate today. If you find the name Pierre Henri Rougeot familiar – he is also working for Tonnellerie Vicard as Sales Manager – aside from his involvement in the family estate.
Pierre Henri, Marc and Alexandre Rougeot – June 2017
Alexandre Rougeot is living in Australia and is importing the Rougeot wines to Australia via his wine business Clos Cachet – alongside a range of other interesting Burgundy estates.
As a further background – Domaine Rougeot have a nice range of vineyards – and are producing wines from the following terroirs and appellations Meursault-Charmes, Meursault Sous la Velle, Meursault Monatine, Volnay-Santenots, Pommard, Monthélie, Saint-Romain, and even the regional appellations Bourgogne Chardonnay and Bourgogne Pinot Noir.
From the 2016 vintage all the wines are made – so far – without sulphur, and only if needed then sulphur will be added during the vinification. The whites and some of the reds will then be bottled without sulphur, whereas other reds and the whites will be bottled with sulphur.
Tasting notes for the white 2015s
The white 2015s were tasted from bottle (in both June and some in November), and most of the wines showed very well indeed for the vintage.
The 2015 vintage is somewhat on the rich side, but still displaying nice freshness and energy. Most of the white 2015s from Rougeot had a 20 month elevage – aside from the Bourgogne Blanc Clos des Six Ouvrées – that was bottled quite early. In my view the long elevage have benefitted the wines – as they show much more focused and balance than the Clos de Six Ouvrées that got the short elevage. The length of the elevage is very important for how the wines are showing – and this is a perfect illustration of this.
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Tasting Notes for this producer
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