Domaine Roulot, Monthelie Rouge 2017
Roulot reds are rare, and as with his insanely good whites there is purity and restraint of the highest order.
Incredibly aromatic Pinot - acid and mineral driven on the palate with extraordinary nerve and vibrancy.
Producer: Domaine Roulot
Region/Country: Monthelie, Burgundy, France
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Organic farming. Fermentation with ambient yeasts, maturation in barrel.
Style: Mineral driven and intensely floral with lovely powdery tannins and fruit weight to boot.
Pairing Suggestion: Game, poultry, grilled meats and vegetable dishes
Variety: Pinot Noir
Profile: Known as the Heartbreak grape owing to its tumultuous nature in the vineyard. Pinot Noir is best suited to cooler regions, including most famously Burgundy in France where it produces the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. Thin skinned and early ripening, Pinot is a very transparent variety, capable of showing subtle differences in terroir and pronounced regional character. Flavours found in young Pinot include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.
Classic Regions: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace (France), Baden, Ahr (Germany), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Walker Bay (South Africa), Russian River Valley, Oregon (USA)
Guy Roulot elevated his family’s domaine to the upper echelons of Burgundy, producing some of the most sought after whites wines anywhere on earth. Following his death in 1982 the domaine underwent a period of transition until 1989 with his son Jean-Marc took charge. The wines are a pure expression of Meursault’s varied terroirs, produced in a mineral driven, chiselled style which has redefined what this most famous of appellations is known for.