Domaine Armand Rousseau - Chambertin Grand Cru 2017
Terroir: Domaine Armand Rousseau is the largest landowner of the Chambertin vineyard with a total of 5.3 acres. The 32 acres of Chambertin Grand Cru represent some of the finest and most storied Pinot Noir acreage on the planet and with all producers included typically produces less than 60,000 bottles. Chambertin is the beating heart of the red Grand Crus of the Côte d'Or sitting high on the hillside and bordered by Latricières-Chambertin to the south and Clos-de-Bèze to the north.
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.
Burgundy writer Clive Coates refers to this Grand Cru as perhaps the finest red wine in the world. Always a tour de force, this wine has uncanny balance. It is very structured, dense, and powerful, it has firm, ripe tannins, yet it is not heavy. It has uncommonly long length on the palate.
The U.S. market receives less than 50 cases of this rare wine. Please contact your local FWS rep for availability.
Additional Details editChambertin is the wine of Kings. He is masculine, powerful and well built. Vigorous and firm, well structured and very dense. With great persistence in the mouth. Aromas of chocolate, licorice and red berries.
- Appellation: Chambertin
- Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Limestone, clay
- Vineyard Acreage: 5.3 acres
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- Alcohol: 13.5%
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- Pack Size: 6/750, 3/1.5
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate Rating: 94
Author: William Kelley
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
"Revisited from bottle, the 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru is showing beautifully, soaring from the glass with expressive aromas of sweet red berry fruit, smoked meats, coniferous forest floor, mandarin orange and peonies, framed by a deft application of cedary, spicy new oak. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, its velvety attack segues into an ample core of succulent fruit, concluding with a long and resonant finish. This is likely to be both deceptively approachable young and notably long-lived, offering a broad drinking window."
Author: Neal Martin
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
"The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has an extraordinarily detailed and intense bouquet with a cornucopia of vibrant red cherries, crushed strawberry, cranberry and stony aromas, the latter becoming more and more intense with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive body and depth. It is beautifully balanced with svelte tannin, velvety smooth with ample red fruit and spicy finish that lingers for 60 seconds in the mouth. Noble and aristocratic - just as Chambertin ought to be."