Domaine Royet

France

Jean-Claude and his son Adrien now represent the third and fourth generation of the estate, which was started by Jean-Claude’s grandparents in the 1930’s. Jean-Claude’s parents took over in 1968, doubling the vineyard size from 4 to 8 hectares. Like their father, they continued to just produced red wines that were sold to neighboring wineries. Jean-Claude joined in 1984 and he was able to convince his parents to add some vineyards for white grapes to produce both still and sparkling wines.

Over the past thirty years, the estate established a very good reputation but are still a true insider’s tip, also owing to the fact that the winery is located in small, lesser known appellation of Côte du Couchois.  An impressive 90% of the wines are sold directly at the winery to visiting consumers from all over Europe and also to local restaurants. Only 10% of the wines get exported – to Japan, England, and now to Alberta.

Wines

Royet Crémant de Bourgogne Brut · Profile

A beautifully balanced sparkling wine produced in the Méthode Traditionelle with an extended second fermentation period of 18 months. As a result, the bubbles are elegant with a consistent bead and a creamy texture. The aromas are a pleasant mix of white flowers and citrus. Refreshing with a long finish.

SKU 808298

Royet Crémant de Bourgogne Brut · Pairing

This well crafted blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté, and Gamay is an elegant aperitif. It also pairs well with fish, seafood dishes, triple cream cheese and strawberries with cream.

Royet Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvée Authentique · Profile

Grown on 30-year old vines in a single plot with mainly clayey soil, this Chardonnay displays a beautiful, elegant richness. A careful maturation in barrique for 12 months adds complexity and length. The wine displays pleasant aromas of vanilla and almonds. A well priced alternative to wines from neighbouring Meursault.

SKU 808296

Royet Bourgogne Chardonnay Cuvée Authentique · Pairing

This powerful yet elegant Chardonnay in typical Burgundian fashion pairs well with substantial meat dishes but also more elegant fish preparations in a light butter sauce.

Royet Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir · Profile

Uncomplicated but not without a surprising complexity, this refreshing Pinot Noir delivers ample aromas of ripe red fruit with a nice backbone of acidity. A very fine and elegant finish.

SKU 808295

Royet Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir · Pairing

A very good choice for a backyard summer barbecue. Also pairs well with charcuterie, grilled fish, braised meats, and simple mushroom dishes such as Toast Champignons.

Maranges Premier Cru Clos Roussots Terroir · Profile

A very elegant Pinot Noir with beautiful complexity. 50-year old vines are grown on a mixture of chalk and clay in 1 hectare plot in Cheilly les Maranges, delivering an intense ruby colour with aromas of black berries with spicy undertones. The wine is aged for 12 months in barrique, softening the tannins and adding complexity.

SKU 808297

Maranges Premier Cru Clos Roussots Terroir · Pairing

This complex Pinot Noir pairs well with roasted and braised meats, venison, roasted duck, and mature cheese.