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Jean-Marc Roulot - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2019

Jean-Marc Roulot - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2019

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STRICTLY ALLOCATED: Since these wines are some of the rarest and the most in demand in the world, only clients with whom Clos Cachet has an existing relationship will be considered for an allocation. All Jean-Marc Roulot wines are imported directly from the Domaine, guaranteeing its provenance.

Jean-Marc Roulot is nothing less than one of the most talented white winemakers in Burgundy. No one disputes this and nor should they. His signature melts to perfection with the top terroirs of Burgundy. The wines are known to have high precision and tension without compromising on a certain richness and complexity. All his vineyards are farmed organically, with soils plowed regularly with de-budding to keep yields limited.

From vines in Languettes and Hautes Mourottes, Roulot's 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru reveals aromas of citrus zest, green apple, white flowers and crushed chalk. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it's racy and tensile, with a fine-boned core of fruit and a mineral finish. Jean-Marc Roulot's négociant range is produced from purchased fruit that's vinified at his winery in Meursault.100% Chardonnay.

Jean-Marc Roulot buys the grapes and manages the harvest date to make sure the grapes retain a high level of acidity. It is Jean-Marc’s signature to pick at this stage. Afterwards, the press is a key period of the process where his magic is worked. The aim is to extract slowly, but also to make sure that it’s gentle enough to avoid getting drying extracts. The maturation is done in French oak barrels, with about 20% new oak. During the extensive maturation of about 18 months (12 months in barrels and 6 months in a stainless tank), Jean-Marc makes sure that the cellar is wet enough to work on a certain reduction. Topping up is done every week to ensure the wine doesn’t oxidise. The wine was bottled in spring 2019 (France) and released in October 2019.

Technical notes

Jean-Marc Roulot buys the grapes and manages the harvest date to make sure the grapes retain a high level of acidity. It is Jean-Marc’s signature to pick at this stage. Afterwards, the press is a key period of the process where his magic is worked. The aim is to extract slowly, but also to make sure that it’s gentle enough to avoid getting drying extracts. The maturation is done in French oak barrels, with about 20% new oak. During the extensive maturation of about 18 months (12 months in barrels and 6 months in a stainless tank), Jean-Marc makes sure that the cellar is wet enough to work on a certain reduction. Topping up is done every week to ensure the wine doesn’t oxidise. The wine was bottled in spring 2019 (France) and released in October 2019.





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