Pierre-Henri Rougeot - Cote de Nuits "Plantes au Bois" 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.
Medium deep red, with some volatile. There is a generosity of fruit in the mouth, alongside more volatile notes appearing at the finish, but if you are less sensitive to volatility then there is a lot going for this. Dry at the finish before sweeter notes emerge once again. Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy. (2019 review) 100% Pinot Noir.