Grands vins de Bourgogne : Domaine Rouget

 

Situé sur le terroir des Echezeaux, ce domaine familial est dirigé par Emmanuel Rouget, neveu d’un des plus grands vinificateurs de Bourgogne Henry Jayer. Les vins de qualité exceptionnelle sont riches en arômes et réguliers.

Grand maître du pinot noir selon Robert Parker, Emmanuel Rouget produit régulièrement des vins de Bourgogne riches et de grande classe. Bien colorés avec des arômes doux et merveilleusement mûrs, ils sont opulents et moyennement corsés.

Le style des vins d’Emmanuel Rouget privilégie la gourmandise, l’expression naturelle du fruit dans la fraîcheur de sa jeunesse, pour la conserver le plus longtemps possible. Emmanuel Rouget est très sensible à l’oxydation à la vendange, et élève ses vins avec le moins possible de soutirages. Les vins du domaine sont à  la fois gourmands et aériens, intenses mais reste toujours délicats. La couleurs rubis restent tendres et les tannins ne sont jamais asséchants.

 

Ce style charnu, immédiatement fruité donne parfois l’impression que la complexité aromatique passe au second plan et que le caractère précoce impose une consommation dans les premières années, mais,bien au contraire, les vins vieillissent étonnamment bienen acquérant une subtilité particulière sur les Premiers Crus et Grands Crus. L’Echézeaux et l’exceptionnel Cros Parentoux sont ici les deux fleurons de la cave.

Découvrez le millésime 2008

 

 

Savigny-lès-Beaune : 35,90€
"Un bouquet élégant, assez puissant, marqué par une dominante griotte-cassis-framboise, évoluant vers la fraise et le sous-bois après quelques années. Souples, discrètement tanniques, peu acides, ils présentent une structure légère et déliée, qui leur donne une image féminine."

Nuit-Saint-Georges : 49,00€

Robert Parker : 89-90+ points
"Strikingly high-toned aromas of kirsch, maraschino, almond extract, and smoky black tea in the nose of Rouget’s 2008 Nuits-St.-Georges follow on the palate, accompanied by almost confectionary sucrosity yet also satisfying brightness of cherry, with a mouth-watering undertone of smoked meat broth. There is an almost grappa-like aura to the combination of spirituous fruit manifestations and notes from (30%) new wood, but that impression also helps restrain the sense of sweetness. This finishes convincingly, and conveys levity and refreshment while preserving a sense of textural richness, not to mention ripeness. Further integration of its sweet, bright, spirituous, and oaky elements may come with a bit of bottle age, and I am sure this will hold well for at least 6-8 years. I did not taste the 2008 Vosne-Romanee, which was in the process of being assembled."

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts : 115,00€

Robert Parker : 90-91+ points
"Rouget’s 2008 Vosne-Romanee Les Beaumonts offers a somewhat sweet-tart or confectionary-fresh alternation already adumbrated in this vintage’s Nuits-St.-Georges. Marzipan and framboise liqueur seem to be mingled with tart red currant, rhubarb, and pungent citrus oils. A hint of superficial resin and vanilla from new wood admittedly fits the confectionary side of this wine. At the same time, crushed stone, iodine, and brown spices add considerable complexity to a seamlessly-, silken-textured if as yet otherwise slightly bifurcated impression, and there is impressive sheer length in this Pinot likely to be worth following for a decade or longer."

 


Echezeaux Grand Cru  : 145,00€

Robert Parker : 92-93 points
"Candied cherry, marzipan, kirsch, and cinnamon on the nose of Rouget’s 2008 Echezeaux carry over into a palate at once obviously structured and sweetly ripe, with a steady flow of cherry and black raspberry as well as soothing glycerin (despite the wine’s modest – circa 13% – alcohol). Both smoked and roasted meat flavors lend depth, and this lingers with a terrific balance of freshness and sweetness, fine-grained tannin and glyceral richness. It deserves at least 4-5 years in bottle to develop almost inevitable further complexity and should be worth following for at least a dozen years."

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parentoux : 295,00€

Robert Parker : 93-94 points
"The 2008 Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux,” reports Rouget, “finished its malo at the beginning of February, the same time as the 2009!” For that reason, I tasted it still on its fine lees, having never been racked or sulfured. (“Not that I’m one of these ‘bio-’ low-sulfur people,” he hastened to add.) Lily-like, decadent floral perfume, cassis, framboise, holly berry, and mint hover spirituously over the glass. Vanilla and resin hints for the (100%) new wood mingle with liqueur-like black fruits as well as pungently invigorating red currant and dried cranberry. Here is the vibratory, interactive intensity and complexity one derives from the best young wines of its vintage, with chalk, stone, salt, and iodine all serving to set-off the wine’s candied yet acidulated fruit character. This should intrigue and delight for a dozen or more years."