Le Clos des Corvées de Citeau is in the centre of the village of Meursault. It is the estate’s monopole, formerly owned by Cistercian monks, and is surrounded by tall walls creating a micro-climate that encourages early growth and ripening.
The 1300m ² of buildings – including 800m ² of cellars – which welcome the vintage, are a mix of old and ultra modern. These dedicated facilities allow it to accompany nature in a demanding and pleasant environment and to meet all the quality requirements of Romaric. Gravitational gravitation minimalist interventions, irreproachable cleanliness also symbolize this perpetual search for excellence for the production of pure, balanced and energetic wines.
Romaric Chavy-Chouet is very much a “Top Gun” of Burgundy, despite his relatively youthful age. He’s the 7th generation of the family to tend the vines owned by the family in both Puligny and Mersault. Prior to taking over the business upon his father’s death, production had been geared entirely towards selling fruit to other producers. Romaric, having honed his winemaking skills internationally (including some formulate vintages here in SA at The Winery of Good Hope), boldly switched production back to producing wines of distinction under their own label. This is a modern day success story in an ancient wine producing land. The wines are already sold on allocation, and just 24 bottles each of these two examples were made available to South Africa.
Surface area: 1Ha ; Age of the vines: 65; Planting density: 10000; Soil type: Clay-limestone; Ageing: 12 months in 20% new barrels. Tasting notes: This plot, on a rich clay soil, produces an equally rich wine that is dense and concentrated, with toasted bread and citrus notes and a delicious crispness.