Pierre-Henri Rougeot - Bourgogne PTG "Mon Plaisir" Rose 2021
Pierre-Henri Rougeot is a young vigneron with generations of family roots in the town of Meursault. He grew up learning farming and the craft of winemaking with his father, and by studying in Beaune. In 2017, he decided to add one more activity, a small negoce where he could make wines his way. The fruit comes from his family Estate, vineyards which are farmed organically. The production is miniscule. Pierre-Henri makes his wines with little intervention, meaning No SO2 until bottling and no fining and no filtration. The reds are macerated with whole clusters, and age in neural barrels; the whites are pressed directly to barrels, with no battonage and aging sur lees.
Did this in 2019 and aged it for 18 months – to slowly remove the reduction. And this has an obvious reduction too – you have to work the glass to minimise it – a little – with that comes more focus and a growing core of red fruit. Direct, some concentration – quite mineral – it’s less about the fruit – not so sweet (after a great Corton) but a super finish – I love the detail and little extra sweetness to the fireworks in the finish. Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report.