A Guide to Armand Rousseau

December 07, 2017

Excellent vineyards and a commitment to terroir make this noted producer a magnet for Burgundy lovers.

Origins and personalities

One of Burgundy's – and the world's – most acclaimed wine estates, Domaine Armand Rousseau had its origins at the beginning of the 20th Century, when the eponymous Armand inherited a few vineyard plots in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin, one of the integral wine villages of the Côte de Nuits.

Initially, Rousseau sold his wine in bulk to local wholesalers but, after purchasing sections of grand cru vineyards such as Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos de la Roche, he produced these wines under his own label. Today, the estate is run by Armand Rousseau's grandson Eric, along with his daughter Cyrielle, who assists her father with winemaking duties, as well as publicity.

 

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