After frost and hail-hit 2016, the 2017 vintage brings back a sense of normalcy to the Cote. Balance and freshness are commonly used to describe the vintage and the vintage does get generally high ratings. 2017 represents a charming year with generous crops (More reading can be done here.) Following our release and sold out of the 2016 vinage, we're pleased to offer the 2017 vintage of the under-rated Domaine of Remi Jeanniard.
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.
Remi Jeanniard represents fantastic value in a climate where Burgundy prices continue to defy gravity. We look forward to your orders!
A very humble Monsieur Remi Jenniard
In our visit a few autumns ago, we were welcomed by the modest, a bit shy even, Monsieur Remi Jeanniard. With a brief tour to the winemaking facilities (really, it took us a very brief moment to tour the entire place, yes, it is tiny). We had our tasting at the cellar with Monsieur Jeanniard leading us through the his gorgeous terroir driven wines.
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!
The small and well kept cellar.
Famous plots galore in Morey Saint Denis
- 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
- >60 year old vines
- ~420 cases/annum
Bursting with floral, rose, very reminescent of Chambolle on the nose, with cherries giving away the plot to Morey. Lifted, energetic, firm and with restrained tannins, absolutely delicious to quaff now or easily aged for another 10 yrs+.
Morey Saint Denis Les Ruchots, 1er
- 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
A Beautiful Sight.
|Category||1 Bottle Pricing||3 Bottle Pricing|
|Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir||$38||$35|
|Chambolle-Musigny, Vielle Vignes||$62||$58|
|Morey St Denis, Vielle Vignes||$60||$56|
|Morey St Denis, Les Ruchots 1er||$85||$79|
|Morey St Denis, Clos de Ormes, 1er||$85||$79|
|Morey St Denis, Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru||NA||NA|
|2016 Tasting Case||Case of 12|
3 Bourgogne rouge, 2 MSD, 2 Chambolle-Musigny, 2 Les Ruchots 1er, 2 CLos de Ormes 1er
1 Clos de La Roche (Only 450 bottles a year)
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