After his wedding in 1924, Georges Roumier inherited a flew plots from his wife's family domain. He manages this domain which at the time spread over several plots from Chambolle-Musingny and Bonnes-Mares appellations. At the end of the Second World War the domain rapidly developed and the Roumier wines became increasingly popular. In 1945 Georges Roumier started to bottle at the domain. He expanded the business by buying different parcels at Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot and by acquiring a complete clos in 1953, the Clos de la Bussière, situated at Morey-Saint-Denis. His son, Jean-Marie Roumier, continued this development and added Corton Charlemagne and Musigny appellations to the domain. Today the domain has 11.8 hectares among the most renowned from Côte de Nuits. Two cuvées (Charmes-Chambertin and Ruchottes-Chambertin) come from parcels in sharecropping. They are labeled Christophe Roumier but have received the same care than the ones from the domain's team.
The domain uses integrated pest management: no fertilisers or herbicides, and hand-picked, perfectly-ripe grapes. After a meticulous sorting and partial de-stalking, the grapes are ready to be vinified. They are then matured for 15 to 18 months.
About the cuvée
This is, of course, one of the most beautiful, most poetic, and best-selling names in Burgundy. Most of all, though, the quality of its wines makes Les Amoureuses the most sought after of Chambolle's premier crus. It is located just below the Les Musigny vineyard; the nose opens into aromas of flowers and fruit infusions. Georges Roumier's wine-making skills have given us an exceptional wine, achieving a zenith of refinement that can leave no taster indifferent. The mouthfeel is silky, delicate and precise. A legend: wait at least 10 years before drinking.
The best vintages for Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses Georges Roumier :
2009, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1988, 1985
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