2012 Thomas Morey 1er Cru Santenay Grand Clos Rousseau...$44.99Santenay 1er cru Grand Clos Rousseau"Grand Clos Rousseau" an enclave of the "Clos Rousseau" appellation is the most southerly of Santenay's 1er crus and lies next door to the Maranges vineyards. It most probably derives its names from a former proprietor named - or nicknamed - Roussot ("Carrot-top").
Our family's plot covers 0.41 ha, purchased in 1978 and growing vines planted in 1974.
This fine parcel of vines lies on a gentle, even slope at a height of 250-280 metres and enjoys excellent insolation. The brown clay-limestone soil is quite light and stony - ideal for vine-growing.
Year after year, the harvest from this plot has been of exceptional quality- shot berries with concentrated sugars and aromatic components. The wine is always well-rounded. The colour is brilliant and dark, almost black. Its aromas are of violets, gooseberry, black cherry and stewed fruit, reflected in a complex palate with a smooth, intense and well-built attack. In the mouth, dense and concentrated notes of ripe fruit are highly present in the finish, suggesting a similarity to the wines of the Côte de Nuits. This wine will delight the palate of discerning drinkers after a few years of careful laying-down.