George Roumier Morey-St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussiere 2017

George Roumier


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Country of Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13.5%
Body: Medium-To-Full
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

Domaine Roumier came into existence in 1924 when Georges Roumier married local Chambole-Musigny girl Genevieve Quanquin. As was customary at the time, she brought with her a dowry in the form of vineyards along with her hand in marriage. The Domaine was relatively small then so Georges filled his time as vineyard manager for the Comte Georges de Vogue but he made great strides in ensuring Roumier's wines were eventually bottled on site rather than sent elsewhere. During the 1950s, the Domaine was taken over by Georges daughter Jean-Marie with the eldest son Alain taking up his father's role at Comte Georges de Vogue. Since 1982, the estate has been run by Jean-Marie's son Christophe who studied oenology at Dijon University and has been largely responsible for elevating the status of their wines to their current prominence. An inherently elegant wine with a with a complex bouquet of black cherries, sweet red & dark berries, peony florals, & bitter chocolate along with earthy tones & ash. On the palate, this medium to full-bodied red is ample & fleshy with a fine core of fruit with underpinnings of rich & fine-grained tannins. This wine finishes superbly with a long, complex, & wonderfully balanced finish. Enjoy this wine now through 2034 with Roast Rack of Lamb, Wild Boar, and Venison or Rabbit Stew.

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

A glorious glowing purple in color, this wine expresses bountiful fresh fruit aromas at the onset. On the palate, it has a fleshy, velvety mouthfeel displaying dried dark fruit characters with well-structured tannins & focused power culminating in a beautifully complex finale with astounding length.

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