Domaine Roux Pere et Fils is a family-run business based in the hills of St-Aubin, at the southern end of the Cote d’Or. The family’s winemaking heritage stretches back to 1855 and they now own over 70 hectares of vineyards across the region – from Bourgogne up to Grand Cru – making it one of the largest independent domaines in Burgundy.
The current team in charge of production consists of brothers Mathieu, who makes the wine, and Sebastien, who manages the business. Their passion and energy has been the driving force behind a notable rise in quality. Burgundy lovers take note: this is definitely a domaine to watch.
This old vine Pinot Noir digs its roots into a diverse range of soils from limestone to marl to red silt that add richness to the wine. Fermentation happens on the lees in French oak barrels, followed by an extensive ageing period of 15-18 months.
The nose has notes of strawberry, violet, and rose, with more complex fragrances of liquorice and leather developing with age. This is a well-structured wine which is fine and stylish with velvety tannins and well-judged oak that will reward extensive cellaring.