The 0.89ha Clos des Roses vineyard is located just below the village of Pommard, surrounded by stone walls on three sides and the small stream L'Avant Dheune on the other. The Rougeots renamed their walled-in portion of the vineyard for this cuvée.
While the majority of Burgundian producers stick to ancestral methods, Marc and his son Pierre-Henri have decided to reflect, to step back and adapt their practices to the reality of the climate and the market. So, a few years ago, this very traditional estate decided to review both its growing practices and its winemaking methods.
In the vineyards, the 12 hectares have been certified organic since the 2020 vintage. Better still, biodynamic viticulture has been in place for 3 years now, and Demeter certification has been set for 2021.
Fruit is handpicked and 100% whole-cluster fermented in tanks for 15 to 18 days. Fermentation takes place with native yeast and no added sulfur. The juice is then blended and transferred to barrel with its fine lees for malolactic fermentation and élevage.
The nose is delicate with notes of rose petals, fresh strawberry, spice, cherry and tilled earth. The palate is silky showing a fragrant and profound style in no shortage of complexity. In its youth, decant the wine at least half an hour before serving.
This is a Pommard that will last for decades in the cellar.
Pairs well with olives, stronger styles of cured meat, spicy dishes, beef steak, blue cheese and cheeses made with cow’s milk.