Region: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Hautes Cotes du Beaune
By the mid-1980s, the Rollin family had accumulated ten hectares of vineyards and by the mid-1990s, they determined to bottle all the wine made at the estate rather than to sell even a small percentage to negociants. In 2003, Simon Rollin, Remi’s son, joined the estate as the fourth generation vigneron. In its present state (as of 2011), the Rollin domaine covers twelve hectares of vineyards spread over five different communes.
Although not certified organic, the methods in practice are applied in a manner designed to maximize the expression of terroir by eliminating (or reducing to an absolute minimum) any treatments in the vineyards. All grapes are harvested manually and fermentations proceed with indigenous yeasts.
This is a crispy Chardonnay, white fruits and citrus on the nose and well balanced acidity leading into a creamy finish on the palate.