Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 2015

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Terroir: Lavaux St Jacques sits directly adjacent to the Clos St Jacques vineyard. Domaine Armand Rousseau owns 3 acres of this Premiere Cru vineyard which sits in relatively flat terrain with exposure slightly to the southeast. Vines average 50 years old.

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

Aromas of red berries dominated by luscious cherries. Elegance, freshness and minerality are the main characteristics of this excellent Premier Cru.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3 acres
  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, January 30, 2017
    "Full medium red. A bit more medicinal on the nose than the Lavaux, without quite as much lift. Then creamy but classically dry in the middle, with its strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors a bit shortened on the back end by rather strong tannins for a young Rousseau wine. Fuller-bodied than the Lavaux Saint-Jacques but a bit musclebound today."
    Grade: 90-92 points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    "(from a .5 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). The restrained and ultra-cool nose is slightly more deeply pitched and is composed primarily by notes of red currant, cassis, plum and plenty of earth and game scents. There is more evident muscle to the bigger and more muscular medium-bodied flavors that once again exude evident minerality that carries over to the powerful, dense, serious and impressively persistent finish. Patience."
    Grade: 90-93 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Friday, December 30, 2016
    "The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers perhaps does not quite deliver the same precision and elegance on the nose as the Lavaux St-Jacques, though there are still plenty of attractive raspberry, red cherry and crushed strawberry notes to enjoy. It "sings" as soon as it enters the glass. The palate is well balanced with good structure, perhaps more density here than the aforementioned premier cru, bridled with blood orange and touches of white pepper, notwithstanding a little sinew on the finish. It exhibits impressive length and should give two decades of drinking pleasure."
    Grade: 92-94 points

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