Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2021

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Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
93-96 points

Vintages

2021

Description

The soil of this vineyard is extremely fertile and very stony. The top of the Clos is ostrea acuminata marl. The shallow clay topsoil allows the water to run down the slope following the strata of marl and this gives fullness and typicity to the wines. Halfway down the slope the soil is deeper (about 60cm), and lies on crinodial Bajocian limestone. The soil is rich in clay and limestone rock. The Prémeaux limestone at lower end of the vineyard makes the soil rich in limestone rock and shale. The vineyard is divided into five vertical strips belonging to five different domains. Domaine Rousseau owns one third of the total area of the Clos. The vineyard faces south-east and benefits from maximum exposure to the sun, while its proximity to the Combe Lavaux keeps it cool.

One of the greatest names in all of Burgundy, dating back to the 1930s when Armand was one of the first of five domaines to defy the negociants and bottle their own wine. The Rousseau name is synonymous with Gevrey-Chambertin; Armand passed the reins to Charles who on retirement passed control to his son Eric.

Ratings

Score
93 - 96 points
Reviewer
Jasper Morris
Score
95 points
Reviewer
Tim Atkin

Specifications

Closure
Cork
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
13%
Cellar until
2032 - 2054
Decanter
Food pairing
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Tasting Profile

Palate
The wines from this terroir are clear and balanced with strong, smooth tannins and a dominant aroma of blackcurrant and small black fruits. They have a particularly intense mouth-feel.

Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2021

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