Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Terroir: Mazy-Chambertin sits close to the village of Gevrey-Chambertin bordered by Clos-de-Bèze to the south and Ruchottes-Chambertin to the west. Domaine Armand Rousseau owns 3 of the 21 acres of this prestigious Grand Cru.

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

The Mazy-Chambertin is a wine known to have a firm structure and considerable power. Elegant red berry and cherry fruit aromas and flavors, with excellent structure and balanced acidity. Hints of spice, forest floor, and elegant fruit. It is a virile wine, well built with a nice aromatic power and elegance.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Mazy-Chambertin
  • Winemaker: Eric Rousseau
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3 acres
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    "(from Mazis-Bas; 20% new wood in 2016). A brooding and very taciturn nose features a plethora of Gevrey-like elements including humus, underbrush, game and a whiff of the sauvage, all of which add breadth to the red and dark currant-scented aromas. The medium weight plus sized flavors are at once more precise and more mineral-driven before culminating in a muscular, driving and beautifully complex if very firmly structured finale where a touch of wood surfaces. This is clearly built-to-age and is going to require at least 5 to 8 years first. Excellent."
    Grade: 91-94 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
    "The 2016 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru has a really beautiful bouquet with pure dark cherry and raspberry scents intermixed with orange blossom and apricot. This has wonderful delineation and focus. The palate is tighter and a little more structured than the Charmes-Chambertin, with a gentle grip in the mouth and a fine bead of acidity, segueing into darker fruit toward the finish, with just a hint of spice on the tender finish. This is a hauntingly beautiful Mazys in the making."
    Grade: 95-97 points

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