In the center of Meursault village, Pierre-Henri Rougeot has been quietly producing impeccable minimal intervention, low-sulfur wines since he returned to the family domaine in 2010. The 18th century stone cellar was originally built for the Hospices de Beaune to press the fruit from the adjacent orchards, and was purchased Pierre-Henri’s great-great-grandfather in the 19th century. Today the orchards have been transformed into an elegant garden and stamp-sized monopole vineyard, and the cellar has been renovated to comfortably hold two vintages from Rougeot’s 13 hectares of vines in and around Meursault. All bottling is single estate.
Located in the lower part of Meursault, a few meters from our village plots “Sous la Velle”, La Monatine is flexible and accessible. Manual harvest, direct pneumatic pressing in whole, uncrushed bunches, cold settling for 2 days, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts and malolactic fermentation in barrels. Racking in staiinless steel vats for blending and resting for 1 month before filtration and bottling.La Monatine is another super-regional wine from Domaine Rougeot. Part of the plot is classified as Meursault village wine, and the grapes here are from part of the plot classified as a regional appellation. It is the second year that the Domaine has produced this wine. The soil that these vines are planted on leans heavier on the clay side, creating a rounder and fuller bodied wine when compared to a wine like Les Grandes Gouttes.