After the anticipated 2015 and sold out release, we're pleased to offer the 2016 vintage of the under-rated Domaine of Remi Jeanniard. 2016 remains a great quality but small production vintage, as frost descended on many plots across the region in Spring. Yields are low and quality is excellent.
Domaine Remi Jeanniard is located in Morey-Saint-Denis, deep inside the village and it's obsecure location and the tiny signboard makes locating the winery a challenge. Monsieur Jeanniard started his own domanie after his father retired in 2003 and the wineyard was split between Remi and his brother. Monsieur Remi Jeanniard's inaugural vintage is 2004 with 7 hectares of vines. Domaine Remi Jeanniard own properties in the heart of Côte de Nuits, with plantings in Morey St. Denis, Gevrey Chambertin, and Chambolle Musigny. He practices sustainable farming including pruning in Spring to control yields, green harvest in July and refrains from Chemical Fertilizers. Grapes are handpicked and fermented only using natural yeast. Bottling is done without filtering nor fining. SO2 is used minimally, choosing instead to preserve the wine's freshness with carbonic gasses.
A very humble Monsieur Remi Jenniard
2016 was a pretty challenging vintage for many vignerons in burgundy. The frost in April garnered much attention particularly to the damage done to the Cote de Beaune and several other appelletions in the region. The hailstorm in May which decimated many of Chablis didn't help. Summer was finally classically warm to allow the ripening of the grapes for a mid-end september harvest.
Buying Strategy: I can see no reason – bar the rather important one of pricing – not to go large this year, since 2016 offers both quality and character....As for the reds, it was not hard to predict that a number of Burgundy lovers, be they vignerons, critics, importers or consumers, were going to propound the view that “while everybody is praising 2015 to the skies, we actually prefer 2016”.
I can certainly say that I found tasting the 2016 reds extremely exciting. - Jasper Morris, MW
Domaine Remi Jeanniard's vines are older than average vine age in the region, with all of his Vielles Vignes village bottlings being at least 50 years old, and the Morey St Denis over 60. This gives a natural concentration to the wines. Most of the work here is in the vineyard with no chemical fertilizers added and harvest is done by hand. Vinification is pretty much traditional: natural yeast, just 12 months in oak with relatively small percentages of new oak being used. Bottled with very little SO2 and without filtering and fining.
What strike us the most was the understated style of the wines. The wines are not powerhouses, instead they're attuned to a Zen-like quiet, slowly drawing on seasoned Burgundy palates. The aromatic profile is filled with red fruits and flowery bouquet, with the higher cuvees showing deeper, complex aromas of blue fruits, peppery spiciness and savoriness. The wines have one thing in common, the acidity. Highly refreshing, it brings out the sensation of salinity and juiciness. Without a doubt this is pretty classic Morey St Denis, showing just a touch of edge but with excellent refinement in it.
Other than the introduction thus far and the technical notes to follow, the amazing detail about this Domaine is the price of the wines! The wines are sold out at the Domaine year in year out, and getting them on the secondary market is a challenge for the low production levels and rising popularity! Monsieur Jeanniard has had several opportunities to increase the price but nay, he said this is the price he wanted to sell. What a true wine lover!
Bourgogne Aligote Blanc Vielles Vignes 2016
- 100 % Aligote
- 4 yr old barrels
- 60 year old vines
- 100 % Pinot Noir,
- Single Parcel next to Chambolle Musigny
- >60 year old vines
- Only 250 cases /annum
- >50 year old vines
- Limestone bedrock
- ~ 250 cases/annum
Morey Saint Denis Vielles Vignes 2016
- >60 year old vines
- ~420 cases/annum
Bursting with Rose Petal on the nose, the energetic wine calms down after 30mins in the bottle to reveal sweet cherries. Tannins are supple and firm, this wine drinks well now or age easily for another 10-15 years.
Morey Saint Denis Les Ruchots, 1er 2016
- vines planted in 1969, bordering to Clos de Tart Grand Cru & Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, on Chambolle side of Morey.
- 50% new oak
- 125 cases/annum
- >60+yrs old vines planted in high density ~ 12,500vines / ha.
- Located below Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, on Gevrey side of Morey. (refer to the photo above)
- 50% new oak
- ~150 cases/annum
|Category||1 Bottle Pricing||3 Bottle Pricing|
|Aligote, Vielle Vignes||$38||$35|
|Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir||$38||$35|
|Chambolle-Musigny, Vielle Vignes||$58||$55|
|Morey St Denis, Vielle Vignes||$58||$55|
|Morey St Denis, Les Ruchots 1er||$85||$80|
|Morey St Denis, Clos de Ormes, 1er||$85||$80|
|Morey St Denis, Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru||NA||NA|
|2016 Tasting Case||Case of 12|
Aligote, 2 Bourgogne rouge, 2 MSD, 2 Chambolle-Musigny, 1 Les Ruchots 1er, 1 CLos de Ormes 1er
1 Clos de La Roche (Only 450 bottles a year)
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