Domaine Armand Rousseau - Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2019
Terroir: Clos de Bèze was originally planted by the monks of the Abbey of Bèze in 630. Bordering Le Chambertin to the south, Mazis to the north and La Chapelle Chambertin directly below, Clos de Bèze encompasses 36+ acres facing east along the middle to upper slopes of the hillside. Domaine Rousseau's fruit is sourced from both from Petit Clos de Bèze and the upper parcels of Clos de Bèze in shallow, dry soils marked with limestone.
Vinification: Grapes are meticulously sorted as they arrive in the winery. Following a cool maceration the must travels by gravity into barrel where it will stay for the entire vinification process lasting typically 18-24 months. Each Armand Rousseau wine is blended unfiltered.
The U.S. market receives less than 50 cases of this rare wine. Please contact your local FWS rep for availability.
Additional Details editIt is a complex wine with a deep color and great length in the mouth. The aromatic palette is very rich and delicate with a dominant of black berries and oriental spices. Vin all velvety and finesse.
- Appellation: Chambertin
- Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Limestone, clay
- Vineyard Acreage: 35 actres total
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- Alcohol: 13%
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- Sizes Available: 6/750, 3/1.5
- Pack Size: 6/750ml, 3/1.5L
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate
Author: William Kelley
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
"Deeper-pitched and more carnal than the Chambertin, Rousseau's 2019 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru mingles aromas of cherries, cassis and raspberries with hints of Asian spices, incense, smoked tea, rich soil tones and grilled duck. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, it's bright and lively, with a fleshy core of concentrated fruit, succulent acids and powdery structuring tannins. Long and perfumed, this is a sensual Clos de Bèze in the making."
Author: Neal Martin
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
"The 2019 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru clearly has more intensity than the Chambertin. True, it is showing a little more wood at the moment, but I also find more fruit – raspberry and wild strawberry – interlaced with shavings of black truffle and forest fern. The palate is medium-bodied with supple but firm tannins. This is endowed with impressive depth and body weight and yet it retains disarming elegance on a finish that fans out gloriously. "This is the business" is the phrase that passed through my mind as I tried to keep a stoic face after encountering this fabulous Clos-de-Bèze."