Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques 1967 - Domaine Armand Rousseau
AOC Gevrey Chambertin, 1er Cru, Clos Saint-Jacques, 1967 Vintage, Domaine Armand Rousseau
- Presentation of the winery
It’s three generations of winemakers, Armand, Charles and Eric who made the Rousseau's winery one of the most famous Burgundy family. The vineyard consists of 14 acres of pinot noir. The area of 3.5 hectares in the 1st Crus and Grands Crus 8.5 hectares, including Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Beze. The domain is the incarnation of the Burgundian tradition.
- Clos Saint-Jacques
The plot is so named due to the discovery of a statue of Saint-Jacques, and the presence of a chapel dedicated to him. The plot is 2ha21, it is divided into vertical band belonging to five owners. Domaine Rousseau has one third of the total area of the Clos. The plot faces south / southeast, which gives it maximum sunlight, but the presence of the Combe Lavaux also gives it freshness. Le Clos Saint-Jacques is implicitly recognized as a great vintage. Le Clos Saint Jacques was the exclusive property of the Earl of Gnat until 1954. History says that the Count did not want the parcel was classified.
The Gevrey-Chambertin is a legendary wine, whose dress is deep, glowing. On the nose this wine has aromas of black and red fruits and also floral notes. On the palate, this wine is dense, with present tannins. The Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has the taste of its soils and this characteristic only is an asset.
- 75 cl
- Red Wine
- Grape Variety
- Pinot Noir
- Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
- Domaine Armand Rousseau
- 10-15 years
- 1er Cru
- Clos Saint-Jacques
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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