Gevrey-Chambertin AC 2017

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Terroir: Domaine Armand Rousseau produces this village level wine from 6 acres of vines located throughout the appellation.

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

An exquisitely focused wine, with savory, bright cherry fruit on the nose and mouth. Perfectly structured and balanced.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
  • Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 6 acres
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750, 12/375
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Spectator Insider Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    "An intense style, yet impeccably balanced, showcasing wild cherry, wild strawberry, floral, spice and mineral aromas and flavors. It's sappy in texture, with a lingering aftertaste of macerated cherry. Best from 2023 through 2043."
  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    "Unfurling in the glass with notes of raw cocoa, blackcurrants, sweet spices, vanilla pod and cedary oak, Rousseau's 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village is medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, with succulent acids and powdery structuring tannins, concluding with an expansive, lactone-inflected finish. It's deeper and richer than I perceived it to be when I tasted it 2018, but it's also surprisingly strongly marked by its time in barrel—especially since this cuvée sees no new oak."
  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
    "The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Village offers brambly red berry fruit on the nose, hints of crushed stone that percolate through with aeration. The palate is more cohesive and fleshier than the Clos du Château: tart red berry fruit, black pepper and a light sous-bois note on the finish. This should be approachable after two or three years. I find this a step ahead of the Clos du Château this year."
    Grade: 88-90 points

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