Guy Roulot, a legendary producer of some of the finest Meursaults, if not some of the world’s finest white wines, took his family’s small production domaine to stardom. Guy’s marriage to Geneviève Coche and his own hard work added more prime parcels to the family’s holdings, which he vinified and bottled separately – a novelty for a domaine which had been distilling, rather than vinifying, their grapes just a generation before. As a result, Domaine Roulot has become the master of the lieu-dit, not to mention multiple premier cru parcels they farm across Meursault and Auxey-Duresses. Guy’s sudden death in 1982 left the family in transition, as his son, Jean-Marc was in Paris pursuing a career in acting. A series of three winemakers aided in the changeover until 1989, when Jean-Marc was at last ready to take on the direction of the estate. Since then, Jean-Marc’s progress has brought even more notice to a domaine that had already enjoyed a great reputation. The wines of Domaine Roulot are now among the most sought after wines in all of Burgundy. Jean-Marc has been successful in fine-tuning the domaine’s particular, stand-out style. While Domaine Roulot had once pioneered the single-vineyard bottlings of Meursault, they were now influencing other domaines to follow suit, thereby raising the stakes in this exalted appellation. What sets the domaine even further apart is Jean-Marc’s commitment to a bright, chiseled, thoroughbred style of Meursault, while many other wines of this village tend towards richness and concentration. Jean-Marc’s wines certainly express a certain depth and sumptuousness thanks to the appellation’s terroir, yet they also show focus and restraint. Their elegance and amazing precision lend themselves to long aging in the cellars. Jean-Marc loves cooking and believes the strong mineral backbone of his wines and their fresh acidity marry well with food. Now, we have a rare chance to offer some of Roulot’s releases from the excellent 2017 vintage. Crafted by the ever-meticulous Jean-Marc Roulot, these wines represent an opportunity to experience the pinnacle of Côte de Beaune artisanship.
All roads lead to Burgundy, goes the wine world’s famous saying, but at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, all roads lead to Provence might be a more accurate slogan. There is perhaps no region more closely aligned with the history of KLWM than Provence. It is where Richard Olney, the late American ex-pat and esteemed author, lived and introduced Kermit to the region’s great wines, notably Domaine Tempier. The love affair has been strong ever since.
When traveling the wine route in France and Italy, I come across fine olive oil almost as often as I come across fine wine. Of course, these are the two staples of the diet in this part of the world...
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
Muscadet's potential for true greatness—structure, complex flavors, and ageability—is all-too-often overlooked. Tasting the wines of Domaine Brégeon, however, should convince anyone of Muscadet’s greatness.
Tasting through these characterful cuvées, you will realize why vibrant, terroir-driven wines from small family domaines are just as essential—if not more—to Bordeaux’s identity as those imposing, picture-book châteaux.
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