Rodolphe Demougeot’s star is on the rise. Based out of Meursault, since 1992 he has assembled nearly 20 acres of vines in distinguished village and Premier Cru vineyards of Meursault, Pommard, Beaune, Auxey-Duresses, Savigny-les-Beaune, and Monthelie. Although one of the most respected French wine publications, Le guide des vins Bettane & Desseauve, consistently praises his wines for their elegance and finesse, somehow Rodolphe’s work still escapes the notice of most wine pundits – making his wines some of the most significant values in Burgundy.
As with all the best winemakers, Rodolphe believes that wine is made in the vineyard. No chemical herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers are applied. He follows the rhythm of the lunar cycle when moving his wines and making picking decisions. He plows his vineyards by horse to aerate the soils. Everything is done by hand and it shows in the ultimate quality of his wines.
Rodolphe believes the 2015 vintage is a great one, with the whites being “expressive, pure and rich in the mouth” while the reds are intense “with ripe red fruit nose” as well as “fleshy, silky and round.”
Rodolphe’s wines are marked by their elegance and perfume, and this Savigny, form a vineyard with alluvial stones from the nearby river Rhoin, is a great example of his style. Filigree tannins, layers of fruit and sous bois flavours, and a long, perfumed finish.