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2010 Emmanuel Rouget Echézeaux Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Emmanuel Rouget
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Size

The history of Domaine Emmanuel Rouget is forever tied to the famous vigneron Henri Jayer, Emmanuel’s uncle. By the early 1980s, Henri had already become one of the most legendary winemakers in Burgundy, influencing a generation of young vignerons in Burgundy and around the world. Henri began to think about the future of his domaine and though he had two daughters, neither of them were interested in making wine. In 1985 he took on his nephew Emmanuel Rouget as his protégé and began leasing some of his vines to him. Over the years, Jayer gave up more and more vines to his nephew.

In 2001, following his retirement, all of his vines went under the control of Emmanuel Rouget, including the Georges Jayer vines, which have been vinified in the cellar of Rouget since 2002. Since 2011, the control of the domaine has passed to Emmanuel’s two sons Nicolas and Guillaume. Nicolas keeps watch over the vineyards while Guillaume is principally in the winery.

Tasting Notes

93 Points Allen Meadows
This is both more deeply colored as well as more aromatically deeply pitched with a mix of earth, spice and both red and black pinot fruit. The round, suave and silky medium-bodied flavors possess much better levels of dry extract that impart a seductive mouth feel to the delicious, complex and well-balanced finish. This delivers a huge step up in quality relative to the Beaux Monts.

2010 Emmanuel Rouget Echézeaux Grand Cru