2018 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Rémi Jobard

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
Other Certified Organic
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Meursault
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Genevrières

Like the Charmes this has a sleek weight, dense with flavour to come but not giving much away when we were there. Sure that this will be lovely, but to be seen later - all the wines were being fined when we were there and that does close them down and make them 'stricter'. L&S (Dec 2019)

Alternatively, we may well have some bottles in one of our shops - why not give us a call on 0207 244 0522 or send an email to:

Or, check the RELATED PRODUCTS below for different vintages or wines of a similar style.

A naturally exotic nose more freely offers up its array of spiced tea, acacia, white and yellow orchard fruit, and in particular passion fruit and kiwi, along with subtle citrus whiffs. There is a lovely sense of tension to the utterly delicious medium weight flavors that brim with minerality on the beautifully delineated and super-saline finish that is clean, dry and focused. This is a wine of harmony and grace that should repay up to a decade of cellaring. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 92 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2020)

Cask sample. Neat and nicely judged with the climat personality dominating that of the vintage. But it’s awfully expensive! Nice light matchstick character. Drinking range: 2025 - 2037 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Jan 2020)

Fine and floral and mineral. tight. high toned and floral. Precise and delicate. Chalky. Drinking range: 2023 - 2028 Rating: 95 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2019)

Domaine Rémi Jobard

Rémi has 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.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
  • For full delivery details see our Delivery page.
  • We offer free nationwide* delivery for all orders over £150 with our own vans. We also offer an express delivery service for an additional charge.
  • Order & Collect from any of our 5 London shops. Order by Midnight for collection the next working day from 11am.
  • Private wine storage: we offer a full In Bond and Duty Paid private wine storage service - find out more here.