Sunday, December 10, 2017

Domaine Armand ROUSSEAU Père & Fils (Gevrey-Chambertin) -- 2016 Tasted from Barrel

(Originally published December 2017)

Harvesting began on 23 September. A little triage was necessary and all the wines were chaptalized a slight bit, allowing an extension of fermentation. 

The freeze caused at 60% loss for the Chambertin and 30% loss for the Clos Saint-Jacques, but otherwise the vineyards weren’t hit. Malolactic fermentations finished in spring and the wines were racked in June and early July. (Continue reading here.)