Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos de Ruchottes (Monopole) 2017

Domaine Armand Rousseau

Terroir: This Rousseau monopole of just over 3 acres sits perched just above Mazy-Chambertin and is the most northern of Burgundies Grand Crus.

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

Exquisite freshness. A mineral wine with a certain untouchable elegance all the while possessing a delicate and soft expression of its terroir.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Ruchottes-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

  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
    "The 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Grand Cru has a pixelated bouquet that really expresses the limestone soils of this vineyard: subtle pressed iris scents infuse the red berry fruit, all with brilliant delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is a fine bead of acidity here, again, a little spicy (the leitmotif throughout the Rousseau range) with impressive grip and persistence on the finish. Excellent."
    Grade: 94-96 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
    "At least based on these barrel samples, the 2017 Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos des Ruchottes has the edge over the Clos Saint-Jacques this year, soaring from the glass with a fragrant bouquet of red cherries, raspberries, spices and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive with good concentration at the core, tangy acids and chalky structuring tannins."
    Grade: 92-94 points

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