Jean-Marc Roulot Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2019
(Burgundy, France) - [JM 94-98] [BH 92-94]
Regular price $3,650.00 Sale price $2,199.97 Save $1,450.03
Since its founding in 1930, Domaine Roulot has consistently put out some of the best (if not the best) wines in all of Meursault. Few winemakers have mastered the purity and intensity that Guy and Jean-Marc have. As time goes on, Roulot continues to set the benchmark for top-notch white Burgundy. Here’s what importer Kermit Lynch has to say about this producer:
“Guy Roulot, a legendary producer of some of the finest Meursaults, if not some of the world’s finest white wines, took his family’s small production domaine to stardom.” Following Guy’s untimely death in 1982, son Jean-Marc took the helm in 1989. Lynch continues: “Since then, Jean-Marc’s progress has brought even more notice to a domaine that had already enjoyed a great reputation. 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…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.”Viticulture & Vinification:
This wine comes from Jean-Marc Roulot’s négociant line of wines. It is crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard (organic) and cellar as his estate wines.
- All grapes are hand-harvested and selected in the vineyard, and wines are vinified, raised, and bottled in the Roulot cellars by Jean-Marc Roulot.
- Vineyards are farmed organically
- The majority of vines are pruned in Guyot, with some in Cordon
- Soils are plowed regularly
- Yields are limited by de-budding
- A rigorous sorting of the grapes follows the harvests
Ratings & Reviews
94-98 Points - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy:
1 barrel only, from the previous year. Fine light primrose colour. A very pure, clear-cut nose, with little white fruit notes, a slight oak sweetness, then a swell of fruit at the front and more oak behind, with a graceful acidity. Tasted: November 2019
There is a touch of phenolic character to the very ripe aromas of freshly sliced fennel, petrol, poached pear and citrus confit. There is excellent concentration to the very rich bigger-bodied flavors that also possess very fine intensity on the even more mineral-suffused finale that is a bit more complex. Patience strongly suggested. (Drink starting 2029)
18/20 Points - Jancis Robinson:
" Just one barrel! When quantities are as small as this he has to press elsewhere. He found the second-year barrel too much so changed to a third-year barrel.
Lifted and rather gorgeous. Edgy and crystalline. Real spirit of Chevalier. So long!"