2011 Sous la Velle Domaine Rémi Jobard

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Meursault
ABV 13%
Vineyard Sous la Velle

Quite a full, soft honeyed nose, so palate surprises with freshness. Pretty, delicate, penetrating fruit, citrus and pear.

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Straight citrus aroma. Lively onto the palate, which for this parcel this is surprising. Good ripeness of fruit in the middle. Fresh acidity and tight and zesty finish. Very bright. Good++From 2015.

Pale yellow. Very ripe aromas of yellow peach, orange zest, nutmeg and cinnamon. Supple, fat and ripe but with a firm edge of acidity and some spicy oak in need of a few years of bottle age to harmonize. Classically dry wine with good energy. This has filled in nicely since I tasted it from barrel a year ago.

A relatively rich, broad-shouldered Meursault, the 2011 Sous La Velle is all about structure. Juicy and expressive, the 2011 fills out its frame nicely. The flavors are expansive and ample from start to finish. Hints of smoke, yellow-fleshed fruit and light floral honey linger on the creamy, expressive finish.


Rémi has been been making small qualitative changes ever since he took over here. The entire vineyard is cordon-pruned, so yields are naturally limited. There has been no use of fertiliser since 1994, and the vineyard is grassed-over to encourage the vine roots to go deep. The entire domaine is certified organic from 2008. Rémi says that the two most important things are the absence of weedkiller (and thus the necessity to plough, which cuts any surface roots and makes the vine go deeper) and not adding any fertiliser which again makes the roots go deeper to find nutrients. Remi has two vast new presses, to enable him to press very slowly over six hours, and is sure that this has resulted in a big jump in finesse. The élevage now lasts nearly fifteen months, so as to allow the wines to develop slowly and to avoid fining. As a result these are wines which take a moment to show, but which reward the patient with complexity and great depth of flavour. One of the absolutely top domaines of the Côte de Beaune, and still at prices that are well, well below his qualitative equivalents.

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