Domaine G. Roumier

Small parcels of blue chip vines in the Northern Côte de Nuits (grands crus Bonnes-Mares, Charmes-Chambertin, Musigny, Ruchottes-Chambertin, with the recent new addition of Echezeaux; premiers crus Chambolle-Amoureuses and Cras and Morey-Saint-Denis Bussière) give Christophe Roumier the raw materials to craft some of Burgundy’s purest and subtlest red wines. A key concern here is to preserve and enhance terroir identity: wines are handled minimally and excesses (of extraction, of new oak) are avoided. Bottled unfiltered, these wines age particularly well offering razor-sharp aromatics, ultra-refined textures and finely-integrated fruit and mineral flavours.

These wines are offered on an allocation basis.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    11ha

  • Winemaker

    Christophe Roumier

  • Established

    1924

  • Cultivation

    Organic (not certified)

  • Website

    www.roumier.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 35 years on average Clay & limestone 3.53ha
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Clos de la Bussière Pinot Noir 35 years on average Very rocky sub-soil covered with clays rich in iron 2.59ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Cras Pinot Noir 45 years on average Limestone marls 1.75ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Amoureuses Pinot Noir 40 years on average Clay-limestone subsoil. Very rocky with a thin layer of clay. 0.39ha
Bonnes-Mares grand cru Pinot Noir 40 years on average Limestone marls in the upper part, clay-limestone in the lower part 1.39ha
Charmes-Chambertin grand cru Pinot Noir - Calcareous clay 0.27ha
Ruchottes-Chambertin grand cru Pinot Noir 40 years on average The soil is stony and the clayey-limestone soil is very rocky 0.54ha
Musigny grand cru Pinot Noir 77 years on average Clay-limestone. Rocky with white oolite. 0.09ha
Corton-Charlemagne grand cru Chardonnay 39 years on average Clay rich soil on Callovian limestone 0.20ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wine

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Élevage in barrique
  • A little bâtonnage

Red wine

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Pre-fermentation cold soak, in order for the fermentations to commence at the same time
  • Whole-bunches used, amount depending on cuvée & vintage
  • Élevage in barrique