Origin: “Ruchots”refers to a place with boulders called “roiches”in the Burgundian dialect.
Terroir: The vineyards face east-southeast at an altitude of 260m (850 feet), with soils of limestone, marl,gravel and red-silt. Les Ruchots are situated in the southern part of the village, on the border of Chambolle-Musigny, below Clos de Tart and Bonnes Mares. This parcel, protected from cold winds,benefits from a micro-climate which encourages ripeness. These vines produce many small berries that enhance the balance of the wine.
Viticulture, vinification, barrel aging: From the vineyard to the winery, each operation is adapted to the vintage to make the best wines possible and to fully express the parcels’ terroir. 33% of new oak barrels are used for the aging process.
Color: ruby to garnet.
Nose: aromas of red berries with jammy notes.Balanced, this wine is concentrated, full, fat and round.
This wine pairs wonderfully with light meat dishes.
The best vintages are ideally aged from 5 to 7 years to fully appreciate the wine.