Sourced from one of the emblematic vineyards of Meursault “Les Charmes,” this is a rich, powerful, aromatic wines. Marc Rougeot says “the higher the appellations rank, the less work you have to do at the winery”. He is right. “Les Charmes” climat grows on limestone and marl soil with ideal exposure to the morning sun (south, South-East). The vineyard is very well tendered and delivers beautiful grapes, caviar like in size, even in challenging weather conditions. “Les Charmes” is harvested by hand. The grapes are collected in small boxes for minimum handling and to avoid leaking juice that could oxidize and spoil the wine. The wine must undergo alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, 20% being new. After eighteen months of maturation without battonage, the wine is bottled.
In the center of Meursault village, in Burgundy, Pierre-Henri Rougeot has been quietly producing impeccable minimal intervention, low-sulfur wines since he returned to the family domaine in 2010. The 18th century stone cellar was originally built for the Hospices de Beaune to press the fruit from the adjacent orchards, and was purchased Pierre-Henri’s great-great-grandfather in the 19th century. Today the orchards have been transformed into an elegant garden and stamp-sized monopole vineyard, and the cellar has been renovated to comfortably hold two vintages from Rougeot’s 13 hectares of vines in and around Meursault.