Domaine Armand Rousseau - Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques 2017
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 Details editAromas of red berries dominated by luscious cherries. Elegance, freshness and minerality are the main characteristics of this excellent Premier Cru.
- Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
- Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Limestone, clay
- Vineyard Acreage: 3 acres
- Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
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- Alcohol: 13%
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- Sizes Available: 6/750
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- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
Wine Spectator Insider Rating: 96
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."
The Wine Advocate Rating: 90
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."
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."