Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson

France, Burgundy
http://jacqueson-vins.fr/

The adventurous and sportif Paul Jacqueson has been at the head of this domaine for many years - but now his daughter Marie is heavily involved as the next generation moves in, this is no bad thing at all as she was named 'Young Winemaker of the Year' at the Hospices de Beaune in 2010 and she now represents the third generation of Jacquesons to be making wine here since her grandfather Henri started off in the 1950's with a small parcel of Aligoté.

They are making wines of impeccable quality, close indeed to their much more expensive cousins on the Côte d'Or. We have a particular fondness for the whites, and especially the Pucelle, which is a model of what a great Rully can be year after year. However, the reds too are on a charge and improve almost every year.

Paul's daughter Marie now looks after much of the winemaking, although Paul was very much in evidence when we last visited, darting around the cellar checking barrels and topping up. Between them they continue to craft beautiful wines punching well above their weight for the appellation. Marie was named 'Young Winemaker of the Year' at the Hospices de Beaune in 2010 and represents the third generation of Jacquesons to be making wine here since her grandfather Henri started off in the 1950's with a small parcel of Aligoté.

After many years working in the same small, multi-levelled cellars the family are now well ensconced in beautifully equipped, huge cellars directly below their house, which gives them more space and means that all the barrels are on one level. Part of the secret of this domaine has always been the quality of the élevage in barrel. Some of the best examples of what is achievable here in this beautiful corner of the Côte Chalonnaise are made in this cellar, and at some of the most reasonable prices. The white wines here are refined and hugely impressive and the reds are a joy - silky and expressive and represent real bargains.

L&S (Dec 2015)