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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Aligoté
Aligoté N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
Bourgogne Blanc
(vines planted in village of Meursault)
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone 2.64 ha
Meursault
Les Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir
Chardonnay Planted in 1951, 1961 Clay, Limestone .85 ha
Meursault
Les Tillets
Chardonnay Planted in 1974 Clay, Limestone .49 ha
Meursault
Les Meix-Chavaux
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone .95 ha
Meursault
Les Vireuils
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone .67 ha
Meursault Porusots
(a blend of two vineyards-Le Porusots, and Porusots Dessous)
Chardonnay 25-50 years Clay, Limestone .42 ha
Meursault
Les Luchets
Chardonnay Planted in 1929 Clay, Limestone 1.03 ha
Meursault-Bouchères 1er Cru
Chardonnay N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru
Chardonnay Planted in 1940s Clay, Limestone .28 ha
Meursault-Perrières 1er Cru
Chardonnay Planted in 1960s Clay, Limestone .26 ha
Bourgogne Rouge
(a blend of parcels in Volnay and Puligny)
Pinot Noir N/A Clay, Limestone N/A
Monthelie Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted in late 1980s Clay, Limestone .36 ha
Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge
Pinot Noir N/A Clay, Limestone .73 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vineyards are farmed organically

• The majority of vines are pruned in Guyot, with some in Cordon

• Soils are plowed regularly

• Yields are limited by de-budding

• A rigorous sorting of the grapes follows the harvest


Whites:

• All of the whites (except the Aligoté) are fermented in wooden vats, an average of 15-18% of which is new. Aligoté ferments in stainless steel.
• Whites are lightly stirred on their lees every three to four weeks, until malolactic fermentation
• Wines undergo malolactic fermentation
• After malo, wines are racked into stainless steel vats, on the lees
• Aligoté ages in stainless steel and is bottled after one year
• Bourgogne Blanc and all Meursaults age in both barrel and stainless steel

Reds:

• Grapes are de-stemmed
• Vinification in open top, wooden cuves
• Must is kept at a low temperature for 3-4 days before fermentation starts
• Fermentation lasts about 12 days, with pump-overs and occasional punch-downs
• Reds age for 12-15 months in barrel, 15-18% of which is new

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne, Monthelie, Auxey Duresses, Meursault
Producer
Jean-Marc Roulot
Founded
ca 1930
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Organic

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