Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2017

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Terroir: Charmes-Chambertin is the largest Grand Cru in Gevrey-Chambertin covering 72 acres spread across many growers. Domaine Armand Rousseau owns a total of 3.4 acres in a prime position on the hill, mid-slope with an east/southeast exposure.

Vinification: Grapes are meticulously sorted as they arrive in the winery. Following a cool maceration lasting 5-7 days 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.

Additional Information

Beautifully aromatic. Pure, fresh, and bright cherry, plum, and red berry fruit aromas with a hint of herb and spice. On the palate, the flavors mirror the aromas, with vibrant cherry fruit and silky tannins. It is a very supple wine with a lot of finesse and elegance.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Charmes-Chambertin
  • Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3.4 acres
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
    "The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a very precise and focused bouquet, almost the epitome of transparency and utterly encapsulating. There is real mineralité here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very tensile from the start with tart red cherries, Japanese yuzu and orange zest that fans out beautifully on the finish. This is a Charmes-Chambertin with a skip in its step."
    Grade: 93-95 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
    "The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is quite expressive, bursting with smoky, plummy fruit and savory bass notes of grilled meat and dark chocolate. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and open-knit, with a moderately long and notably sapid finish. As Rousseau followers will know, two-thirds of this cuvée derive from Mazoyères-Chambertin."
    Grade: 89-91 points

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