Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 2019

A$1,199.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
89-91 points

Vintages

2019

Description

From the moment the domain was established, the family developed an enduring ritual: the elders teach the ways of the vine to the next generation. Thus, they maintain the strong bond between man and vine, upholding the family values and strong work ethic through the years. In the Rousseau family, the heartfelt love of the vines is renewed with each generation; a profound respect for the terroir is anchored in the family values. Enter their world…

Eric Rousseau's daughter Cyrielle, who is gradually assuming control of day-to-day operations and is overseeing an expansion of the cuverie, briefly described the 2019 growing season as "yet another one that was so hot and dry that we again thought, wrongly as it turned out, that we would have baked fruit and heavy wines. Happily, despite the heat and drought-like conditions, the vines didn't really suffer much, or at least not enough to shut down their photosynthetic processes. These conditions also keep disease pressure at bay so the fruit couldn't have been any cleaner and the only sorting required was to eliminate a few sunburned berries.

Rating

Score
89 - 91 points
Reviewer
Burghound
Review

A slightly more deeply pitched nose presents aromas of wild red and dark berries, underbrush, warm earth and a whiff of the Sauvage. The delicious and attractively vibrant medium-bodied flavours possess a beguiling texture thanks to the relatively sophisticated tannins shaping the more complex and slightly longer finish. This forward effort should also drink well after only a few years of cellaring.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
2029 - 2034
Decanter
Food pairing
Slow cooked meats, hard cheeses

Tasting Profile

Palate
We chose to begin picking on the 12th of September and brought in very ripe yet balanced fruit as there were good acidity thanks to the relatively cool nights. The berries were relatively tiny with thick skins and potential alcohols ranged from 13.2 to a high of 14.5%. We vinified softly as we always do and there were no problems with the primary fermentations though some of the malos were slow to finish. As to the wines, I personally adore the 2019s for their freshness, verve and transparency. They're balanced and so refreshing that they're already irresistible. I wouldn't necessarily call them better than our 2018s, but they are certainly different styles and I prefer the 2019s, at least for now."

Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 2019

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