Domaine Roulot

A brilliantly consistent performer over the last three decades, this domaine, can point, by way of explanation, to a clutch of fine Meursault premier cru and village holdings and a family-inspired ethic of professionalism which informs all aspects of vineyard and cellar work. After an interregnum following his father’s death, winemaking duties were taken up by son Jean-Marc who expanded the domaine via a white Monthelie and premier cru Meursault Bouchères, upgraded cellar cooling equipment, and steadily pushed back bottling dates, allowing the wines longer lees contact in barrel. These changes translate into wines which have gained density and flavour definition without losing the domaine’s signature fresh, zesty flavours.

Jean-Marc Roulot is following in his father’s footsteps (we have fond – if rather hazy memories of Guy’s pear brandy) and is using his family still to make a beautifully packaged range of liqueurs, eaux-de-vie & spirits.

These wines are offered on an allocation basis.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Meaursault, Côte d'Or, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    16ha

  • Winemaker

    Jean-Marc Roulot

  • Established

    Late 1950s

  • Cultivation

    Organic (certified 2013)

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Bourgogne Aligoté Aligoté 50 years old Clay & Limestone 1.2ha
Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 40 years old Clay & limestone 4.45ha
Meursault Les Luchets Chardonnay 30 years old Clay & limestone 1.02ha
Meursault Les Tillets Chardonnay 40 years old Clay & limestone 0.48ha
Meursault Vireuils Chardonnay 60 years old Clay & limestone 0.66ha
Meursault Meix Chavaux Chardonnay 50 years old Clay & limestone 0.95ha
Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir Chardonnay 55 years old Clay & Limestone 0.84ha
Meursault 1er cru Poruzot Chardonnay 60 years old Clay & Limestone 0.42ha
Meursault 1er cru Clos des Bouchères Chardonnay 35 years old Clay & Limestone 1.37ha
Meursault 1er cru Charmes Chardonnay 70 years old Clay & Limestone 0.27ha
Meursault 1er cru Perrières Chardonnay 50 years old Clay & Limestone 0.26ha
Monthelie Rouge Pinot Noir 25 years old Clay & Limestone 0.25ha
Liqueur d'Abricot - - - -
Eau-de-vie de Poire Williams - - - -
Eau-de-vie de Frambiose - - - -
Fine de Bourgogne - - - -
Marc de Bourgogne - - - -

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Aligoté is vinfied in stainless steel; all other wines in barrique, less than 20% new
  • No bâtonnage - the barrels are gently rolled to incorporate the lees and avoid reduction
  • Wines left in barrel for 11 months then moved to stainless steel vats for 7 months before bottling

Red wines

  • Grapes are destemmed
  • Pre-fermentation cold-soak for 3-4 days
  • Fermentation in open-top fermenters
  • Remontage and occasional pigeage
  • 12-15 months in barrel, less than 20% new