Domaine Armand Rousseau, a family-run estate for four generations, is managed by Eric Rousseau alongside his daughter Cyrielle. Established on the principles of hard work and passion, the Rousseau family has cultivated some of the finest terroirs in the Côte de Nuits.
Spanning 15 hectares, the estate encompasses Village, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru vineyards in Gevrey Chambertin and Morey-Saint-Denis. The Rousseau family is known for their deep respect for the terroir and a philosophy of simplicity and quality in winemaking, aiming to create quintessentially Burgundian wines that showcase the ‘Rousseau signature’.
The Rousseau family adheres to traditional winemaking techniques, including 90% destemming and fermenting in open stainless steel vats for 18 to 20 days. Temperature control is strict, with a maximum of 31 to 34°C to preserve the delicate qualities of the Pinot Noir. Following alcoholic fermentation, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and is then settled for 24 hours before being transferred to oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and ageing.