2015 Domaine Rémi Jobard Bourgogne Blanc
Remi Jobard, son of Charles Jobard and nephew of François Jobard, is now running this truly family operation which has been certified organic since 2011. When one starts tasting through his offerings, it is amazing just how great his Bourgogne is - it tastes like a really excellent Meursault - not surprising since all of his Bourgogne parcels directly adjoin either villages Meursault or 1er cru Meursault. He makes four sensational and unique lieu-dits: Sous la Velle, Les Narvaux, En Luraule (adjoining Premier Cru Goutte D'Or and resembles it in the wine) and Chevalieres of 75 year old vines. The two Premier Crus are also exceptional for their expressiveness, yet add to this their weight and character. The Genevrieres parcel is very old vines and here Jobard makes his most mineral, terroir-filled Meursault. He does the longest fermentation of anyone in Meursault; 2 months long and even moves his barrels outside to the courtyard where it is colder so that the fermentation takes as long as possible! To enhance the mineral character of Meusault over that of sweetness or bitterness, Remi ages all his wines part in tight-grained 1000L, 1200L, or 1500L Stockinger barrels from Austria and the other part in barriques only from Stockinger.