2019 Rémi Jobard
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
This is Remi's only wine from bought-in fruit, so not certified organic. Half the fruit comes from the bottom of Puligny-Montrachet, and half he buys in the Mâconnais. Bright, lemony at first and then minerals take over, easily approachable, a lovely cool fresh slightly greenish fruit expression. Supple and with nice length. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026 L&S (Oct 2020)
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Citrus aromas of pear, apple and a floral nuance lead to rich, generous and easy-going flavors that aren’t particularly complex, but they are refreshing and inviting. To enjoy young. Drinking range: 2021 - Rating: 86 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)
Smooth, balanced, layered and classy, this is a fabulous BB and one which takes fruit from the Mâconnais and blends it with fruit from the outskirts of Puligny. Great effort and should be good value. Rating: 17 Matthew Jukes www.matthewjukes.com (Jan 2021)
Cask sample. Greenish pale straw. Muted, light liquorice nose. Marked acidity and juicy. Simple but finely etched. Drinking range: 2021 - 2024 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)
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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