Ropiteau Frères works numerous parcels situated
in the "Golden Triangle" of the most beautiful of the Côte
de Beaune appellations, and has targeted its development around this
region, in particular producing Meursault, for which the house has
become a reference.
Jean Ropiteau, a young cooper from Monthélie,
founded his dealership in 1848.
His original idea was to take advantage of the newly-built railway
line to promote and
sell the wines of Burgundy in Paris and beyond…
The Caves de l'Hôpital, once the cellars of the
Hospices de Beaune, where the Ropiteau Frères wines are aged,
were founded in the 17th century by Jehan de Massol, the King's advisor
at the parliament of Burgundy. They are among the most beautiful in
the region, and offer an exceptional location to the wines of Ropiteau
Frères with their solemn,
In order to enable each wine to build its own identity
and originality, they are aged separately. They can then develop their
own qualities, according to their climate and soil.
The vinification by individual parcels by Ropiteau
Frères enables them to carefully follow the development of
the wine from the grape to the bottle. The best grapes are selected
before harvest so as to guarantee the highest level of quality.
The wines of Ropiteau Frères are representative
of their terroir. Respectful of tradition, they are well-structured
and low-key. The whites are stark, tense, almost mineral.
They represent a harmonious balance between alcohol, acidity and wood.
On the palate they are long, rather than broad.