The core of this first-class domaine is 12 hectares of Chambolle-Musigny vines brought as a dowry by a local girl who married Georges Roumier in 1924. There are holdings in the finest of the Chambolle premiers crus, Les Amoureuses, at the southern or Musigny end of the commune, as well as Les Cras in the centre, and in the grands crus of Bonnes-Mares, Clos de Vougeot, Le Musigny and Corton-Charlemagne.
Since 1982 the estate has been run by the articulate, intelligent and quietly confident Christophe Roumier who has been responsible for propelling the wines to their current status. Christophe studied oenology at Dijon University and has achieved great standing on the Côte d’Or for his exceptional winemaking talent. Whilst consistency is key that is not to say that the approach is predetermined; each different growing season, and therefore, each crop treated accordingly with the wines expressing something of each vintage without its defects.
The vines are of a high average-age and naturally low yielding, without the need for excessive pruning or green harvesting. New oak is used sparingly to allow the fine flavours of Chambolle-Musigny to shine through. Christophe’s philosophy can be summed up best by his statement that “We don’t make pinot noir, we make wines from terroir which expresses itself through pinot noir.”