The “Sous la Velle” shows great generosity delivering plenty of white flowers, fresh white peach and almond flavours on the nose.
Pierre-Henri Rougeot is a young vigneron with generations of family roots in the town of Meursault. He grew up learning farming and the craft of winemaking with his father, and by studying in Beaune. In 2017, he decided to add one more activity, a small negoce where he could make wines his way. The fruit comes from his family Estate, vineyards which are farmed organically. The production is miniscule. Pierre-Henri makes his wines with little intervention, meaning No SO2 until bottling and no fining and no filtration. The reds are macerated with whole clusters, and age in neural barrels; the whites are pressed directly to barrels, with no battonage and aging sur lees. The “Sous la Velle” climat is located at the foot of the Meursault hill, opposite the Château de Meursault. It translates to “under the village.” In this part of Meursault, we find much richer soils and less limestone.
The “Sous la Velle” shows great generosity, delivering plenty of white flowers, fresh white peach and almond flavours on the nose. The palate is a powerful delivery of ripe stone fruit and rustic minerality. It goes well with poultry served with creamy sauce, foie gras, cured meat and a great range of seafood such as barramundi, lobster and crabs. -Importer Note
The Rougeot family has produced wine for five generations on appellations including Meursault-Charmes, Meursault “Sous la Velle”, Meursault “Monatine”, Volnay-Santenots, Pommard “Clos des Roses”, Monthélie “Les Toisières”, Saint-Romain “La Combe Bazin”, and regional appellations Bourgogne Chardonnay and Bourgogne Pinot Noir.
Producer and owner Marc Rougeot, now alongside his sons Pierre-Henri and Alexandre, energetically continue the family tradition with a mixture of modern, organic and traditional processes that get the best out of every vintage. The Domaine is going to be fully certified organic farming in 2018.
In recent times, the Domaine has significantly developed the quality of their reds and as a result they have reached new heights. They are defined by elegance, silkiness and stunning subtle fruit.
The whites at Domaine Rougeot are refined, generous and seductive. They celebrate the famed qualities of the region; evoking the tastes of the beautiful Côte de Beaune. - Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine White Chardonnay|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|