Region: Meursault, Burgundy, France
Producer: Domaine Rougeot
Type: White Wine
“Sous la Velle” is located at the foot of the Meursault hill, opposite the Château de Meursault. The name translates to “under the village”. In this part of Meursault, the soils are richer, with less limestone and more clay. These grapes usually ripen later than the grapes from the vineyards located on the slope of the Meursault hill.
On this plot of approximately 55 years old, the grapes ripen quickly and produce a generous Meursault which does not lack tension. The wine undergoes its alcoholic fermentation in a vat and is then pumped into oak barrels for 18 months before bottling. Some new oak (15%) is used to add extra body and richness to the wine.
"The domaine has 2.2ha of which 1.5ha is an excellent millerand selection and the rest more productive, not ripening so well but important for the balance of the cuvée. Pierre-Henri sells off what he doesn’t need of the latter, but the proportion will vary according to the year. First to be picked. Quite a full yellow but the bouquet has maintained freshness. This has greater persistence than the Bourgogne Grandes Gouttes but is otherwise not that much superior. - Jasper Morris.
Food pairing: Poultry with creamy sauces, foie gras, cured meats and a great range of seafood