2020 Chevalières Domaine Rémi Jobard
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Again there's terrific volume on the front, giving a sleek feel, and as usual there's the driving mineral making a long shining arc through the palate. Fine and long. L&S (Nov 2021)
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(from vines planted in 1940). This too is sufficiently reduced to make it impossible to properly assess. The notably finer though slightly less intense flavors brim with minerality on the clean and bone-dry finale that is very tightly wound though I expect that it will come together relatively quickly. This is an excellent Meursault villages where the innate finesse of a fine Chevalières is very much on display. Drinking range: 2026 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2022)
The vines date back to 1940. Attractive lemon and lime nose, more precision and more concentration than the others in the line-up. Excellent tension, white ripe fruit with a little bit of citrus too, fine boned despite the concentration. Very long finish in chiselled style. Tasted: 10/1/2021 Rating: **** Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Dec 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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