June 2, 2020
New Arrivals. Discover the Under-the-Radar Meursault from the Grand Cru-Like Vineyard That Challenges its Prized Neighbors at a Quarter the Price. It Begins at $37.99 with the Domaine’s Old Vines and An Insider Tip in ‘En Luraule.’
“Rémi Jobard is a softly spoken perfectionist who produces beautifully pure and vibrant expressions of Meursault... The result is a precise, almost minimalist style that produces Meursault of unusual transparency: classy wines that evolve slowly in bottle.” — Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Each year we taste thousands of wines, and every now and then we come across a bottle or two that stand out, defy their category, and demand attention for their relative collector value. For Meursault, one of those wines is the prized lieu-dit, or non-classified vineyard, of Le Tesson from Jean-Philippe Fichet. Another overachieving find comes from a celebrated and historic family name, the most prized grand cru-like plot in Meursault, with forty-year-old vines, and that is the Rémi Jobard Meursault Genevrières!
We have tasted this elegant 2018 Rémi Jobard Meursault Genevrières, and like the IWM signature Meursault from Fichet, it epitomizes what we are searching for in Meursault: an unrivalled yin and yang experience that dances between energy and texture, and minerality and ripe fruit. The full-throttle expression from 2018 showcases a little more generosity of fruit than 2017, which does allow for more approachability. While a historic name in Meursault via his revered uncle François, the younger nephew Rémi’s domaine still remains slightly under the radar, despite his recent successes — and that’s fortunate for us. Rémi’s overachieving Meursault Genevrières achieves world-class attention with relative value at $139.99; it should be noted that the neighboring expression from Jean-Marc Roulot, Comtes Lafon, or Coche Dury can command four times as much at $300-$1000+.
While today’s offering highlights the highly successful Rémi Jobard Meursault Genevrières, it does not end there. We are celebrating Meursault and its producers, as there may be no more thrilling introduction, or conclusion, to the world of white Burgundy than Meursault. The Meursault region and its producers offer an intoxicating gateway for the exploration of other appellations, and these wines are the perfect foundation for understanding the world’s greatest white wine – Burgundy. There is much more to the region than cult wines of Coche Dury, Roulot and Lafon and that begins with the unclassified plots/vineyards from Rémi Jobard and the standout lieu-dit Meursault 'En Luraule' (a plot that actually touches the pricier premier cru Goutte d’Or); and his old vine Bourgogne Blanc Vieilles Vignes from the Domaine’s parcels within Meursault at just $37.99.
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If you are a Burghead, you know the story. Before the rise of prized premier and grand crus from Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Corton-Charlemagne, there were the terroir-driven Chardonnays of Meursault. The old stereotype of Meursault as a rich and opulent wine is only part of the story. The region’s low water table, limestone marl soil, and vines’ deep roots help to give its finest expressions a distinct note of crushed stone and earth, coupled with vibrant citrus fruit. A high-quality Meursault offers a desirable yin and yang experience, one that dances between piquant and mellow, and texture and cut, as well as one that celebrates its nuanced flavor spectrum – like the Le Tesson from Fichet and Genevrières from Domaine Rémi Jobard. This is the Meursault of today that is winning enthusiasts over.
However, if you’re looking to explore all the gradient shades Meursault has to offer, keep in mind that Les Perrières is best known for wines of longevity that emphasize a leaner profile, a signature note of dry extract, and a penetrating core of minerality; Les Charmes, on the other hand, is known for its rich, silky, round and harmonious wines with intense, yet almost weightless, flavor; Les Genevrières finds a middle ground that displays the glycerin appeal and approachability of Charmes combined with the minerality and tightly wound core of Les Perrières. These points are but thumbnail guidelines; there is much more to the region than these often pricey wines and that begins with the unclassified plots/vineyards from Domaine Rémi Jobard and his old-vine Bourgogne Blanc, priced at less than $38.
Additional Notes and Reviews:
2018 REMI JOBARD MEURSAULT EN LURAULE
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “This is approachable Meursault that can be enjoyed today from one of Remi Jobard’s prized lieu-dit. In fact, this wine comes from a small parcel that touches the premier cru Goutte d’Or which commands double and triple the price. From this relative value expression, you can expect nuances of golden apple, ripe pear, a touch of citrus and stone fruit, baking spice, crushed flowers, and wild herbs. While there is ripe fruit there is nice salinity and acidity to this wine. With air this wine really gains weight and opens up, staining the palate, and echoing into a long, pronounced finish.”
2018 RÉMI JOBARD BOURGOGNE BLANC VIEILLES VIGNES
William Kelley, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “The 2018 Bourgogne Côte d'Or Vieilles Vignes exhibits notes of pear, orange oil and white flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, succulent and enveloping palate that's lively but charming. This comes from domaine fruit, but like its Bourgogne stablemate from purchased fruit, it's unusually expressive for a young Jobard wine, something Rémi attributes to the character of this vintage.”
2018 RÉMI JOBARD MEURSAULT GENEVRIÈRES
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “Here is another one of those relative collector values that remains under the radar next to the likes of Lafon, Roulot, and Coche Dury. The wine is produced from three parcels with varying ages of vines of 20, 50 and 70 years of age in the prized grand cru-like vineyard of Meursault. In 2018, this wine wears the vintage and terroir well, as this is an approachable Genevrières. There’s awesome purity of fruit and succulence that is quite delicious today. Yes, it is rich in body, and while there’s a silky elegance, there is a sense of purity that’s reminiscent of stream water running over stones. You can expect to find a mouthful of orchard fruit, citrus, white flowers, lemongrass, chamomile, a touch of fresh white corn, and chalk-laced minerality. There is a supporting spine and dimension to the wine that separates it from others, and like the Fichet Tesson, there is simply a lot of wine here. Each drop will please Meursault enthusiasts at a quarter of the price of its revered neighbors.”
Should you have any questions on these exciting wines, or would like to take advantage of this offer while supplies last, we are asking that you email orders back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, connect with your portfolio manager, or mention receipt of this offer if calling the store. All orders subject to confirmation and IWM is not responsible for typographical errors on pricing.
All my best,