2005 Domaine Georges Roumier Morey-Saint-Denis ‘Clos de la Bussière’ 1er Cru

$1,399.00

The domaine was founded in 1924 by Georges Roumier, who began domaine bottling in 1945. He was succeeded in 1957 by his son Jean-Marie and now grandson Christophe, who joined his father in 1982 and took over completely in 1992. Most of the wines are rented (en fermage) from family members although Ruchottes Chambertin is held on a share cropping deal with an external proprietor, Michel Bonnefond. The wines are seductively fruity in their youth yet with excellent ageing potential.

The grapes are sorted in the vineyard, with a table de tri at the winery since 2003. They are mostly destemmed, albeit depending on vineyard and vintage, with a few more stems being used recently – then placed in wooden fermenters. The juice is given a cool soak at 15° then allowed to start naturally. The juice is punched down twice a day and temperature controlled so as not to exceed 32°C.

There is no great reliance on new wood in the maturation cellar, with 15-25% being used for village wines, 25-40% for premiers crus and no more than 50% for Bonnes Mares. In recent years Christophe has been searching for, and achieving, a greater sense of precision in his wines.

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Description

91 Points Allen Meadows
A very fresh and unusually bright but more deeply pitched red fruit nose inflected with iron suffused earth, hints of underbrush and subtlesauvage notes leads to rich, full and admirably intense flavors that are at once powerful yet supple, all wrapped in a punchy and more complex and minerally finish than what I usually find here. Good stuff with excellent acid/fruit/tannin balance and recommended.

Additional information

Producer

Domaine Georges Roumier

Vintage

2005

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Region

Burgundy

Sub Region

Morey St Denis

Types

Red

Size

Bottle