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Domaine Rougeot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir "Les Vaux" 2017

Domaine Rougeot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir "Les Vaux" 2017

$65.00

This Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Vaux is silky, floral with a subtle nose of earthiness.

The “Les Vaux” climat* is located in the north part of Meursault, closer to Volnay and planted on clay and chalky soils. The wines embody great balance, with a subtle nose of rose petals, a very expressive cherry and notes of spices. This wine is very delicate, 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 Vaux” is a great value wine here to tease you with what Burgundy is about when it comes to Pinot Noir. There is lovely floral tones and fruit balance. It is perfect to match with a charcuterie board or a chicken roast with butter sauce."

The “Les Vaux” vineyard 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 bunches are sorted, to eliminate unwanted damaged berries. 100% whole bunch is used to make the wine. This has a very positive impact on the taste, bringing a lot of elegance but also some floral notes and earthiness tones. 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 Vaux” is a great value wine here to tease you with what Burgundy is about when it comes to Pinot Noir. There is lovely floral tones and fruit balance. It is perfect to match with a charcuterie board or a chicken roast with butter sauce."

Technical notes

The “Les Vaux” vineyard 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 bunches are sorted, to eliminate unwanted damaged berries. 100% whole bunch is used to make the wine. This has a very positive impact on the taste, bringing a lot of elegance but also some floral notes and earthiness tones. 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.