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Rougeot Père & Fils

Domaine Rougeot Père & Fils from Meursault was founded by Henri Rougeot and is now run as a 4th generation family business by Pierre-Henri together with his father Marc. The farm covers 12.6 hectares of vineyards and produces around 60% of white wine and 40% of red wines.

In the vineyard, all work is done by hand, tractor journeys are reduced to a minimum to prevent soil compaction. No synthetic pesticides are applied.

Beautiful little Pinot Noir grape

Beautiful small Pinot Noir grape at Rougeot

The grapes are strictly hand-picked into small crates and relatively little happens in the cellar. The Pinot grapes are again sorted by hand and are then placed intact and unstrained in small vats. This is followed by spontaneous fermentation with their own yeasts and careful ageing without the addition of sulphur for the maximum transparent expression of origin and terroir. Each vineyard is vinified separately, followed by two or three pigeages for gentle colour and tannin extraction.

Chardonnay and Aligoté are pressed or crushed together with the crests and then kept in larger barrels at 10°C until the coarse lees have settled. The clear must is then moved to the barrels for fermentation. Both white and red wines are aged exclusively in 228-litre Burgundy barrels with a deliberately low proportion of new wood for 12 to 20 months without battonage.

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