Maison Pierre-Henri Rougeot Gevrey-Chambertin En Reniard 2017
This Gevrey-Chambertin is powerful yet elegant, showing a lovely spectrum of red to black fruits, red clay spice and a slight forest floor earthiness.
Pierre-Henri Rougeot is a young vigneron with generations of family roots in the town of Meursault. He grew up learning farming and the craft of winemaking with his father, and by studying in Beaune. In 2017, he decided to add one more activity, a small negoce where he could make wines his way. The fruit comes from his family Estate, vineyards which are farmed organically. The production is miniscule. Pierre-Henri makes his wines with little intervention, meaning No SO2 until bottling and no fining and no filtration. The reds are macerated with whole clusters, and age in neural barrels; the whites are pressed directly to barrels, with no battonage and aging sur lees.
The bouquet is powerful yet elegant, showing a lovely spectrum of red to black fruits, red clay spice and a slight forest floor earthiness. The palate is rounded but velvety, with red fruit preceding a savoury, chewy acidity and minerality finished off with beautiful rounded tannins. It can be enjoyed with venison, veal, duck, quail, kangaroo, smoked meats and charred eggplant. Drink now with a one-hour decant or age till 2028+. 100% Pinot Noir.