Domaine Roulot

Domaine Roulot is one of the most respected wine estates of Meursault, famed for producing some of the world’s finest Chardonnay.

Domaine Roulot

About the producer

The domaine comprises 15 hectares, mainly in the Meursault and Meursault Premier Cru appellations. The impressive sites, as well as Guy Roulot’s pioneering approach to bottling individual Meursault Village lieux-dits, saw the estate’s reputation grow in stature up until his death in 1982.

Domaine Roulot is certified organic and has 15 hectares in total, including their most prized Meursault Premier Cru sites of Perrières, Clos des Bouchères, Charmes and Les Poruzots.

The domaine also separately bottles the Meursault lieux-dits of Les Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir (a monopole), Les Luchets, Les Tillets, Les Vireuils and Les Meix-Chavaux. They also produce a Bourgogne Blanc from vines in Meursault, as well as a Bourgogne Aligoté. The domaine’s Pinot Noirs are a village Monthélie and an Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru.

Under his micro-négociant label, Jean-Marc Roulot also produces wines from Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne and Chevalier-Montrachet, as well as a Premier Cru Puligny-Montrachet Le Cailleret and Premier Cru Meursault Les Genevrières.

Alongside their other liqueurs and eaux de vie, they pioneer terroir-specific eaux de vie de marc. From 2017 onwards they started bottling eaux de vie from individual Meursault Premier Cru and village sites, producing five different bottlings.

While these are made in exactly the same way as their Marc de Bourgogne, the appellation doesn’t allow for this to come from individual sites, which must instead be a blend of sites.

All the whites (apart from the Bourgogne Aligoté) are barrel-fermented, using around 20% new oak.

The wines are aged on their lees and see regular bâtonnage prior to malolactic fermentation. After 11 months, the wines are racked and aged a further seven months in stainless steel prior to bottling.​

The Aligoté is fermented and aged in stainless steel only. The reds are 100% de-stemmed and undergo a short three to four day cold soak prior to fermentation in open-top large wooden foudres. Following fermentation, the wines are aged in French barriques (of which around 20% are new) for 12-15 months.

The different eaux de vie are flavoured with pear, raspberry, apricot and lemon. The domaine also makes a pear liqueur and an apricot liqueur (La Poire and L’Abricot du Roulot).


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