2020 1er Cru Poruzot Dessus Élevage Prolongée 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

Rémi continues to experiment with longer élevages, this wine being kept an extra year in wood - it will be fined and filtered in December 2022 for bottling in January. It's a huge and slow-moving wine. Still Poruzots, still straight as a rule. Exceptional density and an almost weird sense that it is all integrated, all of a piece. Extraordinary volume and length. Drinking range: 2028 - 2045 L&S (Oct 2022)

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(from .50 ha parcel; aged for 30 months in a foudre, or large wooden barrel). A ripe blend of white and yellow orchard fruit, especially peach, combines with notes of green fruit, acacia and spice, along with the barest hint of wood influence. The highly seductive yet markedly powerful large-bodied flavors flash evident muscle and minerality while delivering superb length on the very dry but not especially austere finale. This is though very compact and backward and a wine that should age successfully for years. Also strongly recommended provided you intend to age it appropriately. Drinking range: 2032 - Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, (Jun 2023)

The paler colour of the two wines undergoing additional ageing, again with a light green streak. The bouquet is more about the fruit and less about the oak. High class and very stable. Stops eating sulphur after 18 months for the last year in barrel, Rémi informs me. A certain toastiness at the back. Excellent acidity, a formidable wine with impressive weight, length, depth and definition. Look out for this. Drinking range: 2028 - 2035 Rating: 92-95 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Dec 2022)

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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