Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Chateau 2016
"The 2016 Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Château is matured entirely in used oak. It has a lovely, pretty, fruit-driven bouquet with lifted pure strawberry and Morello cherry scents, airy in style. The palate has a candied quality on the entry, a fine bead of acidity with tart red fruit defining the slightly abrupt finish that should gain flesh after bottling."
The Wine Advocate, Neal Martin, December 1, 2017
Gevrey-Chambertin is the largest wine-producing village in the entire Côte d’Or with the wines typically deep in colour, with more tannin structure and firmer in body than most red Burgundy.
The iron-rich clay soils in Chambertin allows the very best opportunity to develop the richest, and biggest Pinot Noir’s – seen in the Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Chateau 2016.
Gevrey boasts an impressive nine Grands Crus, with the name of Chambertin being synonymous with the top echelon of Burgundy.
Domaine Armand Rousseau is one of Burgundy's oldest and most revered family-run domains. They hold many grand cru plots in Gevrey-Chambertin as well as part of the much sought-after premier cru vineyard Clos Saint-Jacques.
Founded at the start of the 20th Century by Gevrey native Armand Rousseau, the domaine initially owned small plots of vines throughout Gevrey-Chambertin. Over the next 100 years under both Armand Rousseau and his son Charles, who took over after the death of his father in 1959, the Domaine acquired various grand cru vineyards in Charmes-, Mazis- and Mazoyères-Chambertin, culminating in a plot in Le Chambertin itself in 1994.
Typically Burgundian, these wines are built to last. Old vines and careful winemaking to allow for the expression of the terroir makes for elegant, pure wines with red and black fruit aromas. Oak is used sparingly.
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