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Georges Roumier

Chambolle Musigny

Chambolle Musigny "Les Amoureuses"

Bonnes Mares

Clos de Vougeot


Morey St. Denis

Regarded as one of the top estates of the entire Cote d'Or, the wines of Roumier are brilliantly made. Jean-Marie Roumier directs the family property, started in 1924, with 35 acres; 18 in Chambolle-Musigny, 6 in Morey St. Denis, 6 of very old vines in Bonnes Mares, 2.5 in Clos de Vougeot, and 1 each in Musigny and Les Amoureuses. His son, Christophe, is following in his father's footsteps and is taking charge of the estate. Alain, the brother of Jean- Marie, is cellar master at the Domaine de Vogue. The family's wines are classics of depth and harmony and have one of the best reputations in Burgundy.

From Making Sense of Burgundy by Matt Kramer:

Domaine Georges Roumier—At this point, one could easily submit that this domaine is one of the dozen strongest estates in Burgundy today. It just doesn't seem to miss, as is evident by the superb 1982's and 1986's, light vintages where even some of the most renowned properties stubbed a toe. Roumier, instead issued some of its prettiest wines from those vintages, especially in '86. The winemaking currently is in the hands of young Christophe Roumier which means that we can expect this property to continue at this standard for years to come.

Sorting through the offerings is a delight. At the top is a mind boggling Bonnes Mares, one of the reference standards for the grand cru. Equally eye-opening (and jaw-dropping) is Roumier's Musigny which is also reference standard—if you can find any. Rarer yet is the Les Amoureuses, in which Roumier offers one of the two best bottlings I know ( the other is Serveau's). And so it goes. The commune level Chambolle-Musigny is often better than some other producers premiers crus. The winemaking style emphasizes bright, deep, concentrated fruit without a hint of grapeyness or a note of excessive oak. The terroirs always shine through.