1997 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanee 750ml

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1997 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanee
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Medium red, darker than Rouget's '98 Vosne-Romanee;. Complex, sweet nose combines raspberry, cherry, plum and Oriental spices. Fat, lush and seamless; a plump, substantial, very round village wine with considerable early appeal. Finishes with thoroughly mellow tannins and very good length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 89

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About This Producer


Following closely in the footsteps of his now-retired uncle - the legendary Henri Jayer - Emmanuel Rouget has carried the torch by producing some of Burgundy's classiest wine and garnering high critical acclaim. Young Emmanuel was working as a tractor engineer when Uncle Henri offered him a job in his vineyards. In 1985, saturated with the knowledge and passion for winemaking of his Uncle, Emmanuel started his own operation in Flagey.

Under the watchful eye of Jayer, Rouget employed ultra low yields, pre-fermentation cold maceration and 100% new oak. The result has been wines that combine power with elegance, and depth with suppleness. His wines have received rave reviews and are highly sought after by connoisseurs and collectors the world over. Of special note is Emmanuel Rouget's Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Cros Parantoux, as only Rouget and Meo-Camuzet produce wine from this appellation. It possesses the class of a Grand Cru and is one of the most celebrated wines in all of Burgundy.

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