2016 1er Cru Poruzot Dessus Domaine Rémi Jobard

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Meursault
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Poruzot Dessus

This is more steely, more mineral. With a lot of limestone relative to Remy's other wines. Less obvious power of fruit, less obvious bright acidity. Broad though with more floral and aromatic fruit rather than citrus. More measured, less exuberant perhaps but has its own impressiveness. Long. L&S (Oct 2017)

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A fresh but markedly more restrained nose combines notes of petrol and green fruit with those of grapefruit and lemongrass. Succulent but powerful flavors possess solid mid-palate density if not much refinement, all wrapped in a lingering if mildly sweet finish that may not be for everyone. Drinking range: 2022 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2018)

This is powerful and yet discreet. It is compact and dense. Well layered. The finish is assertive. It tastes richer than it is. Battened down. Good potential. Drinking range: 2021 - Rating: 18 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2017)

Pale, bright lemon-yellow. Pure but youthfully reticent nose hints at stone fruits. Tactile and bright in the mouth, with an alluring touch of sweetness to its nectarine, lime and spice flavors. Lovely juicy Meursault with length and lift. Rating: 90-92 Stephen Tanzer, (Sep 2017)

Domaine Rémi Jobard

Rémi has been been making small qualitative changes ever since he took over here in 1996. 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 domaine has been certified organic from 2008. He 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.

Rémi has two vast presses, to enable him to press very slowly over six hours, and 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.

Rémi made a move from traditional barrels to foudres made of a mix of French, Austrian and Slavonian oak, constructed by Austrian cooper Stockinger, and having added a new one (or two) each year, there's barely a normal barrel left. He likes the way the wines develop in these large volumes, in which the 'oaking' effect is minimised.

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