Domain Roulot 2017 Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France
Winemaker: Jean-Marc Roulot
Variety: Chardonnay, 30-40 year-old vines
Terroir: Clay and limestone soils, with vines planted in the village of Meursault
Vinification: A rigorous sorting of the grapes follows the harvest. Fermented in wooden vats, an average of 15-18% of which is new. Wines undergo malolactic fermentation and after malo, wines are racked into stainless steel vats, on the lees.
Ageing: age in barrel for 11 months and stainless steel for 7 more months.
Notes: The wines of Domaine Roulot are now among the most sought after wines in all of Burgundy. Jean-Marc has been successful in fine-tuning the domaine’s particular, stand-out style. While Domaine Roulot had once pioneered the single-vineyard bottlings of Meursault, they were now influencing other domaines to follow suit, thereby raising the stakes in this exalted appellation. What sets the domaine even further apart is Jean-Marc’s commitment to a bright, chiseled, thoroughbred style of Meursault, while many other wines of this village tend towards richness and concentration. Jean-Marc’s wines certainly express a certain depth and sumptuousness thanks to the appellation’s terroir, however his wines also show focus and restraint. Their elegance and amazing precision lend themselves to long aging in the cellars. Jean-Marc loves cooking believes the strong mineral backbone of his wines and their fresh acidity marry well with food. This is why one is more likely to find their wines in restaurants rather than in wine shops