Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 2017

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

  • Score: 96 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    "A deep well of pure cherry greets the senses in this generous, yet lively red. Round and relatively accessible, it has a backbone of refined tannins. The core of cherry picks up spice and mineral elements as it winds down on the lingering finish. From France."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    "Pretty and perfumed, Rousseau's 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques bursts from the glass with aromas of red berries, petals, orange rind, smoked meats and sassafras. Medium-bodied, supple and melting, with an ample core of fruit, succulent acids and an open, charming profile, it's already very expressive."
  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
    "The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a perfumed bouquet with red cherries, strawberry, orange blossom and hints of chai tea that develop with aeration. There is fine cohesion and focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry, lightly spiced and quite peppery for a Lavaux Saint-Jacques, building gradually in the mouth with quite a vibrant spicy, even a touch of curry leaf on the aftertaste."
    Grade: 91-93 points

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