Wines We Have Been Eagerly Awaiting! The 2020 Vintage from Pierre-Henri Rougeot.

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Pierre Henri Rougeot is on a short list of my favorite discoveries since I joined Chambers Street. He is delightful, as I found during his visit late last winter, and the wines have proven consistently excellent. I am pleased to be able offer his 2020s.

The Rougeot family has been growing grapes and making wine in Meursault for generations. Pierre Henri's grandfather managed not only his own vineyards but those of the Chateau de Meursault as well, producing a huge amount of wine that went largely into supermarkets. Quality levels were always considered adequate and not exactly inspiring. Pierre worked for ten years for a small cooperage selling barrels, then returned to in Beaune and his time as an apprentice at Domaine de Montille and Maison Deux Montilles. He and his father began making their first trials with organic farming in 2012, followed by biodynamics. Today all the wines he produces are certified organic, both at the domaine and under his own label, and the wines are top-notch.

Over the last several years, he has reduced the amount of new oak for all his wines (the negoce wines see none at all) and slowed the pressing of the grapes and increased the settling time for the pressed wines. This has led to a marked increase in the quality of the lees, allowing him to avoid any addition of sulphur until just before bottling (and even then only a small amount). His philosophy regarding the negociant is also intriguing. All of his grape sources are friends and the operation is based entirely on trading fruit. He strongly prefers this to the classic broker method because it puts the onus equally on everyone involved to produce the highest quality grapes they can.

Quantities listed are the sum of what's available, so act fast!

Sam Ehrlich

 

** This is a pre-arrival offer. The wines will be available for pick-up/delivery next week**

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  • 1 in stock
  • $81.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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Rougeot, Pierre Henri 2020 Meursault Sous la Velle

This comes from Pierre-Henri's family's considerable holdings in this parcel just at the foot of the village.

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  • white
  • 0 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • $139.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • red
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  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur