Domaine G Roumier
With cellars at the top of the village of Chambolle-Musigny, this lauded estate extends to 12 ha, principally within Chambolle but with vines in Morey-St-Denis, Gevrey and Corton as well. Desirable holdings include a slither of Musigny, 1.6 ha of Bonnes-Mares and a wholly owned monopole in Morey-St-Denis called Clos de la Bussière.
Christophe and Delphine Roumier, brother and sister, are the grandchildren of Georges Roumier who himself took the reins of his wife’s family domaine in 1924. Christophe’s first vintage in sole charge was 1984 and since then he has become one of the most admired winemakers of his generation. Articulate and informative, the visit with Christophe Roumier is always one of the most interesting in getting a handle on the vintage, and one of the most enjoyable for tasting the epitome of raspberry-scented Chambolle wines. To the question What is a good wine? he replies, It’s a wine that is elegant, lively, perfumed. It doesn’t have to be too woody and above all not technical. To this end the amount of wood varies from only 10% new oak on the premier crus to 35% on the grand crus. Letting nature express itself is his overriding philosophy.