Pierre-Henri Rougeot - Corton Grand Cru 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.
1 barrel – a new wine here – 50% destemmed as didn’t have any experience with it – Aloxe side. A clarion call of beautifully pure, forward fruit – that’s really a beauty! Mouth-filling plenty of tannin – but not dry, and layers of exquisite fruit – bravo! Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report