A legendary domain producing an extremely rare wine known throughout the world: the Musigny Grand Cru.
The wines of Domaine Roumier
The Domaine Roumier estate was founded in 1924 by Georges Roumier. It was then taken over at the beginning of the 1980s by Christophe Roumier who joined his father, Jean Marie Roumier. Covering nearly 12 hectares, the Georges Roumier estate is composed of limestone and clay-limestone soils. No chemicals are used once the vines have blossomed, but it is not certified as organic, as Christophe Roumier does not necessarily want to be certified as such. Located in the village of Chambolle Musigny, the Georges Roumier estate's most famous neighbours are Domaine Comte de Vogue and Domaine Mugnier.
Five Burgundy Grands Crus are produced in Georges Roumier estate: Bonnes Mares, Musigny, Charmes Chambertin, Ruchottes Chambertin, and Corton Charlemagne in white wine. The most famous Grand Cru, the Musigny, is an iconic wine of Côte de Nuits because it is produced in infinitesimal quantities and is very unique, of a great pedigree, subtle and complex. In 2014, the Bonnes Mares wine revealed a splendid nose and an aftertaste full of complex notes, inspired fruit in brandy. This vintage received great reviews with a 17.5/20 mark from Bettane & Desseauve and 18.5/20 from Revue des Vins de France. Also for the 2014 vintage, the Ruchottes Chambertin is a beautiful wine, full of cherry and red fruit notes. It's crispy and salty on the finish. On the First Growths side, the Chambolle Musigny Premier cru les Amoureuses stands out, according to RVF, with a great 18.5/20 mark. Same thing for Bettane & Desseauve with 18/20. The Domaine Roumier also produces a great Chambolle Musigny which, in 2014, showed soft tannins and a great freshness. It's a delicate and smooth wine with character and depth.
The most famous vintages of the Georges Roumier estate are 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2002.These are particularly good wines for ageing. The Corton Charlemagne is a point of reference in terms of Burgundy white wines. With the great mark of 17.5/20 from RVF in 2014, this wine offers a very spicy profile with the strength and typical power of other wines of the same terroir.