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2016 Roux Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

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May 12, 2024 - $52



91Wine Enthusiast

Selected parcels of old vines go into this concentrated, structured wine. A juicy character comes from the fragrant acidity and red-cherry and red-currant flavors.

16Jancis Robinson

Meaty, a hint of iron tonic on the nose. Ripe cherry fruit, so ripe it's veering towards dried cherries, with a medicinal lick of clove oil. Beautifully shaped – the tannins like finely honed but slim muscles taut against the fruit. Hint of quinine and saltiness. Elegant Gevrey. Ever so slightly drying on the finish.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey Chambertin

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.