Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1988 - Domaine Armand Rousseau

Burgundy Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, 1988 Vintage, Domaine Armand Rousseau

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Tasting notes for the Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" Grand Cru 1988 - Domaine Armand Rousseau

  • EYE: This wine has a deep ruby red color with orange reflections on the edge of the glass. It is bright and clear.
  • NOSE: Complex and elegant, with aromas of ripe black fruits such as black cherry, blackberry, and plum. Spicy notes of black pepper and licorice mingle with the fruit aromas, along with subtle floral notes of violet. With aeration, more complex aromas of leather, undergrowth, and tobacco reveal themselves.
  • MOUTH: The cru is powerful and structured, with firm tannins and lively acidity. The flavors of black fruits continue on the palate, with spicy flavors of black pepper and cinnamon, as well as woody notes of oak and vanilla. The Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 1988 presents a velvety texture and a long, persistent finish.

In short: This wine is ideal for accompanying grilled or roasted red meats, such as beef fillet or duck breast. Hard cheeses like Comté or Parmesan are also good pairings. This Burgundy wine is a trasure of richness and complexity. It is already at an advanced stage of maturity, but can still be experience fully and offer you a unique tasting session.

Other appellations from this estate: Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Clos du Chateau Monopole, Gevrey-Chambertin Village, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-Saint-Jacques, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Clos des Ruchottes Monopole, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques, Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru, Chambertin Grand Cru...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
13,5 %
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Domaine Armand Rousseau
Grand Cru
Clos de Bèze
Production method
Producer: Domaine Armand Rousseau
Domaine Armand Rousseau

Family estate in Gevrey-Chambertin


In 1902, young Armand, 18 years-old at the time, inherited his first parcels of Gevrey-Chambertin, in the Côte de Nuits. Coming from a long line of wine makers and wine sellers from Burgundy, Armand Rousseau decided to follow the family traditions and developed his newly acquired grape vines. Things accelerated after his marriage in 1909, when he ended up with a bigger vineyard, as well as an entire estate which now bore his name.

Flash-forward to the 1930s. The Domaine Armand Rousseau was now selling its own wines, thanks to the input of Raymond Baudoin (the founder of the famous French magazine "Revue du Vin de France"). Armand was now producing as well as selling other appellations: Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, or Clos Saint-Jacques. He even started exporting to the USA, which just came out of 13 years of Prohibition.

In 1959, Charles Rousseau (Armand's son) inherited the estate when his father died. He had previously worked with him for 15 years and was now at the helm of the 6 hectares vineyard. Charles decided to make it grow it by adding more parcels like Clos de Bèze and Clos des Ruchottes. He aimed for the outside world and decided to export his wines in Europe and the rest of the planet, especially Asia since the 1970s.

Charles enjoyed the assistance of his son Éric, who began helping his dad in 1982, after he finished his oenology studies at the University of Dijon. Thanks to him, the Domaine Armand Rousseau had discovered organic winemaking. No more pesticides, mechanical plowing, high interventionism... This respect for nature and family traditions, Éric is now teaching it to his daughter Cyrielle. The new generation of Rousseau.

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