Grand Cru Selections

Domaine Georges Roumier Current Releases

Domaine georges roumier current releases

 

Bourgogne Rouge

  • 0.46 hectares
  • Soil: clay-limestone
  • Average vine age: 40 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 100% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in old barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Parcel right near Les Bons Batons

 

Chambolle-Musigny

  • 3.5 hectares
  • Soil: clay-limestone
  • Average vine age: 40 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 70-80% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 10-15% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Contains fruit from small sections of the 1er Crus of Fuées and Plantes that are vinified separately, in addition to village parcels. The Fuees is from a very steep part of the vineyard which Christophe says does not produce wine distinguished enough to bottle on its own.

 

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Combottes

  • 0.2747 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: negligible
  • Altitude: 260m
  • Soil: Clay-limestone
  • Average vine age: 27 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 80% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 25% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • First bottled separately from the village wine in 2005, Les Combottes is a 1er cru in the heart of Chambolle-Musigny

 

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras

  • 1.7553 hectares
  • Exposition: East/South-east
  • Slope: 10%
  • Altitude: 275m-300m
  • Soil: Chalky marl from the late Bajocian age
  • Average vine age: 45 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 70% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 25% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Les Cras is an extremely chalky vineyard filled with fossilized seashells. This wine always exhibits a potent minerality.

 

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses

  • 0.3963 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: 15%
    Altitude: 270m
  • Soil: very rocky, with a thin layer of clay covering clay-limestone subsoil
  • Average vine age: 40 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 70% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 25% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Chambolle's most famous 1er Cru, Les Amoureuses is a Grand Cru in all but official title.

 

Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière

  • 2.5925 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: negligible; the parcel bulges in the center to form a sort of dome
  • Altitude: 265m
  • Soil: very rocky subsoil covered in iron-rich clay
  • Average vine age: 35 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 75% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 15% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Acquired by the Roumier family in 1953, the Clos de la Bussière is located just over the border from Chambolle. It has been a monopole since the 12th century and is encircled to this day by its original Cistercian wall

 

Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru

  • 0.5436 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: 20%
  • Altitude: 285-300m
  • Soil: replete with small pebbles, very rocky clay-limestone subsoil
  • Average vine age: 40 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 65% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 30% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Christophe Roumier's Ruchottes-Chambertin comes from a longstanding sharecropping (“meteyage”) agreement with Michel Bonnefond, who purchased his vines in 1977 along with Domaine Rousseau and Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg from Maison Thomas-Bassot.

 

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

  • 0.2716 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: negligible
  • Altitude: 275m
  • Soil: clay-limestone
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 75% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 30% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • The parcel is worked en meteyage in Mazoyères-Chambertin (which can be and often is labeled Charmes-Chambertin)

 

Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru

  • 1.3919 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: 15-20%
  • Altitude: 270m-310m
  • Soil: chalky marl at the top part of the slope, clay-limestone towards the bottom
  • Average vine age: 40 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 65% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in 30% new oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered
  • Roumier owns two roughly equally-sized parcels of Bonnes-Mares - one in the “Terres Blanches” towards the top of Bonnes Mares on chalky marl soils rich in fossilized seashells, and one in the “Terres Rouges” section towards the bottom of the slope with more clay. The two parcels are vinified and aged separately, and then blended before bottling. The Terres Blanches gives the final blend its soaring aromatics and minerality, while the Terres Rouges provides backbone and depth.

 

Musigny Grand Cru

  • 0.0996 hectares
  • Exposition: East
  • Slope: 15%
  • Altitude: 280m-310m
  • Soil: clay-limestone on Bathonian mother rock, noticeable oolite (sedimentary rock formed from spherical grains)
  • Average vine age: 77 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, 35% destemmed, punchdowns during fermentation, all natural yeasts, 16 months in old barrel, bottled unfined and unfiletered
  • Roumier's tiny parcel of Musigny is in the north corner of the vineyard

 

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

  • 0.2040 hectares
  • Exposition: West
  • Slope: 15%
  • Altitude: 280m-305m
  • Soil: rich in clay, on Callovian limestone
  • Average vine age: 39 years
  • Hand-harvested and sorted, all natural yeasts, 12 months in 2-5yr old barrels, then racked into stainless tank for 5 months before bottling, fined with bentonite and lightly filtered
  • The domaine's only white wine, the parcel of Corton-Charlemagne was acquired by Christophe's parents in 1968 and was first commercialized in 1974 under Jean-Marie's name.