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Domaine Rougeot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir "Les Lameroses" 2017

Domaine Rougeot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir "Les Lameroses" 2017

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This Bourgogne Pinot Noir Lameroses is silky, fruity with a subtle nose of earthiness.

The “Les Lameroses” climat is located in the north part of Meursault, meters away from the 1er cru “Les Santenots”. The plot is 1.5 hectares of vineyard on rich marl soils.

The wines embody great balance, with a subtle nose of earthiness and a very expressive cherry. This wine is light bodied, demonstrating a remarkable elegance and is great when it’s young or cellared for two to three years.

It opens up quickly on the nose and it does not need to be decanted. It goes very well with roast chicken, crispy pork belly, pork roast or rabbit terrine. 100% Pinot Noir.

*Climat refers to a named plot of vineyard.

"“Les Lameroses” is a great value wine here to tease you with what Burgundy is about when it comes to Pinot Noir. There is great earthiness and fruit balance. It is perfect to match with a charcuterie board or a chicken roast with butter sauce."

The “Les Lameroses” is looked after with a lot of care. Even though it is a regional appellation, at Domaine Rougeot, they use the same process and attention as they use for their 1er Cru wines. The vineyard is farmed using organic farming methods – absolutely no chemicals and a minimum use of tractors to avoid compacting the soil. After a careful harvesting of the vineyard, the grapes are destemmed with 20% of the harvest kept in whole bunches. This has a very positive impact on the taste, bringing a lot of elegance. During the alcoholic fermentation, there is no cap punching*. This technique is not used so that the colour, tannins and flavours are extracted very gently. However, they use pump over during the three week vatting period to extract the best of the grape skins and stems. The wine stays in oak barrels for fifteen months for its maturation with 10% new oak barrels used.

*Cap punching is a red winemaking technique used to extract phenolic compounds (colour pigments, tannins and flavours) from the grape solids. It keeps the grape solids soaked, preventing spoilage.

What we say

"“Les Lameroses” is a great value wine here to tease you with what Burgundy is about when it comes to Pinot Noir. There is great earthiness and fruit balance. It is perfect to match with a charcuterie board or a chicken roast with butter sauce."

Technical notes

The “Les Lameroses” is looked after with a lot of care. Even though it is a regional appellation, at Domaine Rougeot, they use the same process and attention as they use for their 1er Cru wines. The vineyard is farmed using organic farming methods – absolutely no chemicals and a minimum use of tractors to avoid compacting the soil. After a careful harvesting of the vineyard, the grapes are destemmed with 20% of the harvest kept in whole bunches. This has a very positive impact on the taste, bringing a lot of elegance. During the alcoholic fermentation, there is no cap punching*. This technique is not used so that the colour, tannins and flavours are extracted very gently. However, they use pump over during the three week vatting period to extract the best of the grape skins and stems. The wine stays in oak barrels for fifteen months for its maturation with 10% new oak barrels used.

*Cap punching is a red winemaking technique used to extract phenolic compounds (colour pigments, tannins and flavours) from the grape solids. It keeps the grape solids soaked, preventing spoilage.