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Domaine Rougeot - Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 1998

Domaine Rougeot - Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 1998

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The 1er Cru Charmes Chardonnay has an outstanding complexity, elegance and minerality.

Domaine Rougeot has a long history of making superb white wines out of the famed village of Meursault. The vineyard is located below the 1er cru "Les Perrières" planted on clay and limestone soils. The vines are on average 55 years old.

The “Les Charmes” Chardonnay has a profound gold colour and a very complex taste of ripe pear, quince and honeysuckle. It is ample, full bodied and rich with a very long finish. The Meursault “Les Charmes” is known to be Meursault’s most elegant wine.

You can cellar it for another few years but it is great to drink now. You can pair it with a large range of seafood, pan seared blue eye fillets, foie gras or duck terrine. 100% Chardonnay.

"For me,“Les Charmes”, meaning the charming in English has always been my favourite. This wine is capable to provide you emotion only by smelling it! The nose is very powerful; the attack in your palate is round, with a great weight and the acidity kicks off quickly to clean your palate and leave you a complex bouquet of flavours."

Marc Rougeot says “the higher the appellations rank, the less work you have to do at the winery”. He is right. The “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. The “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 French oak barrels, 20% being new barrels. After eighteen months of maturation in oak barrels, the wine is bottled.

*Climat- refers to named plots of vineyard

What we say

"For me,“Les Charmes”, meaning the charming in English has always been my favourite. This wine is capable to provide you emotion only by smelling it! The nose is very powerful; the attack in your palate is round, with a great weight and the acidity kicks off quickly to clean your palate and leave you a complex bouquet of flavours."

Technical notes

Marc Rougeot says “the higher the appellations rank, the less work you have to do at the winery”. He is right. The “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. The “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 French oak barrels, 20% being new barrels. After eighteen months of maturation in oak barrels, the wine is bottled.

*Climat- refers to named plots of vineyard