Guy Roulot, then his son Jean-Marc, currently at the head of the estate, cultivate 10.5 hectares of vines under biodynamic principles, in Meursault.
The vineyard of this estate is remarkable:
- 6 climates in the Meursault Village appellation: Les Tessons, Vireuils, Tillets, Meix-Chavaux, Narvaux and Luchets;
- 4 premiers crus: Bouchères, Les Charmes, Les Perrières and Poruzot.
The production is 50 to 60,000 bottles per year, and the wines are extremely sought after.
The vineyards of Meursault, in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, lay on an exceptional terroir between calcareous and marl soils. White Meursault has a pale gold color with greenish tones. The nose is of great delicacy, as well as a complexity (many and varied flavors, changing depending on the climate). In the mouth, the white Meursault has a rare density, a fine and deep structure. This is a very harmonious wine, whose balances are perfect (fat / acidity, floral and mineral aromas).
The Domaine Roulot, originally founded in 1830 by Guillaume Roulot, has enjoyed much fame along the years but its international reputation started during the 1950s, when another member of the family, Guy Roulot (Jean-Marc's father), progressively turned this 12 hectares vineyard of the Côte de Beaune into one of Meursault's crown jewels. His son Jean-Marc continues the legacy since 1989, seven years after Guy's passing.
Professional actor since 1983, with more than 50 movies under his belt, Jean-Marc Roulot was not initially destined to follow in his father's footsteps but, as it turned out, he has become quite the winemaker himself. Since his very first day in this new career, he decided to switch the entire estate to organic agriculture, banning pesticides and choosing to plow by hand only (he received the Demeter label in 2010).
Jean-Marc Roulot is now seen as one of the masters of winemaking in Burgundy. With a minutiae that borders on obsession, he manages to transcend Chardonnay and turn it into pure and dynamic wines, whose freshness cannot be matched. For him, grapes need to be picked at just the right time: not too early, not too late. Beyond the terroir, he is looking to hone his personal style, to "put tension back inside the wine bottle".
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