Armand Rousseau : Mazy-Chambertin Grand cru 2011

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A Complex Pinot Noir from a Prestigious Burgundy Grand Cru

Managed by Eric Rousseau, who represents the fourth generation of the Rousseau family, Domaine Armand Rousseau today includes 15 hectares and 3 ares of the finest terroirs in the Cotes de Nuits of Burgundy. The vineyard property includes 3 hectares in the Village appellation, 3.77 hectares of Premier Crus and 8.52 hectares of Grand Crus in Gevrey Chambertin and Morey-Saint-Denis. The estate specializes in terroir-driven Pinot Noir grown in the region's limestone-clay soils. The Mazy-Chambertin Grand cru 2011 by Domaine Armand Rousseau is produced in the estate's 3-hectare plot in the prestigious Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru appellation, close to the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The vines grow in Bathonien Premeaux limestone, a shallow soil on top of a layer of fine scree from the alluvial cone of the Combe Lavaux. The Pinot Noir grapes are hand-harvested and meticulously sorted in the winery. After a long maceration of 5-7 days, the must is transferred by gravity to a barrel, where it spends the entire vinficiation process, typically 18-24 months. The wine is not filtered before blending.

The Mazy-Chambertin Grand cru 2011 by Domaine Armand Rousseau presents a very bright, deep red color in the glass. On the nose, this wine is wild and vibrant with notes of black cherry, black raspberry, dark chocolate and hints of spice. The palate is medium in body with delicate hints of oak apparent on the entry. Dense and juicy, this red Burgundy offers finely grained tannins and a great tension, culminating in a savory, slightly animalistic finish.
Parker : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2011 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru demonstrates more precision on the nose than the Charmes-Chambertin, a little more lift and vigor with pretty black cherries, cassis and dark chocolate scents. The palate is medium-bodied with some oak to be subsumed on the entry. There is good weight here, though it is not a complex Mazy-Chambertin compared to previous vintages. Still, it is showing fine composure and focus on the finish. Drink now-2020.
BurgundyMazis-Chambertin
Grape varieties
Pinot Noir

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cote de Nuits

Dessert wine
No

Region
Burgundy

Appellation
Mazis-Chambertin

Color
Red

Producer
Armand Rousseau

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulfites