- 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.
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.
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.