- Emmanuel Rouget
- Vosne Romanée
- Pinot Noir
- 2012 - 2022
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, January 2008
Offering the same style of wildness in the Nuits St Georges, this Vosne takes it a step further with a bit more grip, concentration and complexity. Finishes pure and soulful. Drink 2010 - 2020+.
Burghound, January 2008,
(1.5 ha of vines situated in Aux Saules, La Vigneux, Les Barreaux and Les Jacquines). As it usuallyis, this is the best of these three villages wines with a subtle trace of oak framing an elegant nose featuring red and black pinot fruit, Vosne-style spice notes and a touch of earth that merge into sweet, rich and more obviously structured flavors that offer a velvety mouth feel and fine balance on the dusty and mouth coating finish. Lovely. (87-90)/2013+
Emmanuel Rouget is one of Burgundy's greatest wine makers who also owns some of the region's finestvineyards. A man of reticent nature, he is reflective and sensitive, yet with some gentle persuasion, he is happy to discuss his wines, his vineyards and his winemaking. His uncle was the late great Henri Jayer from whom he had learned enormously. In fact, Emmanuel had been tending Henri's vineyards and making his wines when his uncle retired in 1991. But he also hasbeen making his own wines since 1985 with his own parcels of vines some of which border those of Henri. His style is not dissimilar to his uncle's. They are pure, old fashioned and complex with a streakof undeniable wildness. They are often difficult to taste from barrel, but with time, their pedigree reveals itself.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.