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Production area

Saint-Romain is a village appellation in the Côte de Beaune. The area of appellation covers 97,16 ha of which 59,74 ha are white grapes and 37,42 ha are red. Though it is located at the foot of a high cliff, Saint-Romain sits high up. This was one of the first places where the Celts and Gallo-Romans planted vines in Burgundy.


The vineyards are planted on the gentle slope where the vines thrive in excellent soils. The combination of marls and limestone layered with clay are perfect for cultivating the Chardonnay grape. The vines face south/south-east at altitudes of between approximately 280 and 400 metres.


100% Chardonnay

Tasting notes

COLOUR: Pale yellow with golden highlights.
NOSE: Slightly toasted citrus aromas.
PALATE: Gorgeous minerality and elegant flavours are accentuated by the oak barrel ageing.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes in this vineyard were hand-picked and sorted as soon as they arrived in the winery. They were then pressed in a pneumatic press which allows for optimum extraction of the juice without damaging the fruit. Vinification and ageing took place in oak barrels using 20% new oak. The wine was aged on the lees for 14 months with occasional stirring. It was then racked and blended in stainless steel tanks where it remained for another 2 to 3 months to complete the ageing process.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect with white meats and poultry in light sauce, veal and cheeses like Brillat-Savarin and Cîteaux.

Serving suggestions

12 to 14°C

Ageing potential

4 to 6 years

Vintage : 2015

2015 was an excellent vintage in Burgundy. Ideal weather-conditions, perfectly healthy, fully-ripe grapes ; all the necessary conditions were present to make an exceptional vintage. After a fairly mild winter, springtime came rapidly with relatively high temperatures and fine sunshine. Thanks to these mild conditions, flowering occurred in early June followed by the veraison in mid-July leading to certain grapes in Southern Burgundy being harvested as early as late August. The only difficulty was drought which led to a fall in yields, especially for Pinot Noir. White Burgundies show a fine intensity with full aromatic qualities. Generous wines which represent the sunny conditions. Red Burgundies are rich and dense, showing aromas of ripe fruit and spices. Pleasing, well-rounded wines which show off all the qualities of this fine vintage.

Ropiteau Frères since 1848


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