Domaine Armand Rousseau

Gevrey-Chambertin

 

One of the greatest names in all of Burgundy, dating back to the 1930s when Armand was one of the first of five domaines to defy the negociants and bottle their own wine. The Rousseau name is synonymous with Gevrey-Chambertin; Armand passed the reins to Charles who on retirement passed control to his son Eric.

 

Ninety percent of their wines are exported but world demand is such that allocations to even long-standing customers have shrunk. Their vineyards amount to 14 hectares of which 8.5 are grand cru. Their much acclaimed premier cru Clos St-Jacques (2.2ha) is highly sought-after and considered to be of grand cru quality.

 

The organically farmed vines are very old and the yields are low. The winemaking is superb with the result being wines rich in colour and pure in texture, never over-oaked and always concentrated, balanced and classy - when aged they become rounded and velvety with great finesse.

 

When profits increased in the 1930s with domaine bottling, Armand Rousseau judiciously purchased vineyard plots in Mazy-Chambertin (1937), Charmes-Chambertin (1940) and two in Chambertin (1943 and 1956). Charles, who had qualified as a lawyer, joined his father in 1945.

 

  • Chambertin

  • Chambertin Clos de Beze

  • Mazy-Chambertin

  • Charmes-Chambertin

  • Clos de la Roche

  • Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes

  • Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques

  • Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers

  • Gevery-Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques

  • Gevrey-Chambertin

 

 

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