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2013 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée

  • Producer
    Emmanuel Rouget
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Vosne Romanee
  • 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

91 Points Allen Meadows
This is markedly more elegant with its spicy and pure mix of violets, plum, black cherry and sandalwood nuances. There is fine richness and volume to the lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that also does a good job of buffering the firm, long and well-balanced finale. This is a quality Vosne villages and worth your consideration.

90 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Village has slightly darker fruit than the Nuits-Saint-Georges ’13: light floral scents with orange rind developing just behind. There is good structure here and a captivating salinity that furnishes the long and tender finish. This is an enigmatic Vosne-Romanée that may well punch above its weight once in bottle. Watch this one carefully…

2013 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée