2018 Narvaux Domaine Rémi Jobard

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
Other Certified Organic
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Meursault
Vineyard Narvaux

Richer density of flavour than the Luraule, but dryer, more serious, less charm and smile and more muscle and sinew. Long and savoury. L&S (Oct 2019)

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A slightly cooler nose is comprised by notes of green fruit, citrus zest and white floral nuances. As one would reasonably expect, the barely medium-bodied flavors are racier and more mineral-driven while offering impressive depth and persistence on the balanced, clean and dry finale. This isn't super-dense but I very much like the delivery. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2020)

Cask sample. Dense and full of tightly wound potential. Good stuff. Drinking range: 2025 - 2035 Rating: 17+ Jancis Robinson OBE MW - (Jan 2020)

Remi’s part is above Genevrières There is a wood which separates the dessus part of Genevrières from this parcel of Narvaux. Taut, focused and reserved. Vital and mineral. Fresh and focused finish. It’s very Narvaux. Savoury finish. Stylish. Drinking range: 2022 - 2027 Rating: 92 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.

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