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.
The vineyards of Chateau de Gevrey-Chambertin are attached to the estate in 2012.
Since then, the domaine has ripped some bits and replanted some to rebalance the age of the vine. Much work has been done on the soil through the introduction of mechanical work for aeration and development of microorganism activity. At the same time, they decided to make the biodynamic test. They learn from year to year to understand it in order to bring out the best.
The sophomore 2015 Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Chateau was not tasted at the domaine, but at a merchant's London primeur tasting. It has a perfumed bouquet with red cherries and wild strawberry aromas that are nicely defined, pretty and comely. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, very detailed for a village cru, tart in the mouth with a bright and energetic, almost candied finish. Tasted: April 2017; Drink: 2018-2026; Rating: 88-90 Points; Neal Martin; Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
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