Sourced from over 55-year-old vines on a 2.5 hectare “Sous la Velle” climat. The vineyard is located at the foot of the Meursault hill, opposite the Château de Meursault. It means “Under the village”. In that part of Meursault, we find much richer soils and less limestone. Hand-harvesting, direct pneumatic pressing in whole bunches untrimmed, cold settling for 2 days, alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts and malolactic fermentation in barrels. A long maturation in oak barrels for 18 months (15% new). No batonnage.
In the center of Meursault village, in Burgundy, Pierre-Henri Rougeot has been quietly producing impeccable minimal intervention, low-sulfur wines since he returned to the family domaine in 2010. The 18th century stone cellar was originally built for the Hospices de Beaune to press the fruit from the adjacent orchards, and was purchased Pierre-Henri’s great-great-grandfather in the 19th century. Today the orchards have been transformed into an elegant garden and stamp-sized monopole vineyard, and the cellar has been renovated to comfortably hold two vintages from Rougeot’s 13 hectares of vines in and around Meursault.