WIne Remi Jeanniard 2015

WIne Remi Jeanniard 2015

Dear Friends,

After a sold-out 2014 allocation, we're pleased to offer the 2015 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.


A very humble Monsieur Remi Jenniard


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



The Cuvees :

Bourgogne Aligote Blanc Vielles Vignes
  • 100 % Aligote
  • 4 yr old barrels
  • 60 year old vines
Delicious and fruity, the 2015 shows almost a Mersault-type minerality. Layers of critus peels off after 30 minutes in glass, revealing the grassy, stone fruit character of a true Aligote.

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2015
  • 100 % Pinot Noir,
  • Single Parcel next to Chambolle Musigny
  • >60 year old vines
  • Only 250 cases /annum
Fresh red fruits greet the light hues ruby of this delicate wine. The ripeness of 2015 shows through with a medium body backbone. Finish is clean, making it a very approachable wine.

Chambolle Musginy Vielles Vignes 2015
  • >50 year old vines
  • Limestone bedrock
  • ~ 250 cases/annum
A classy Chambolle from a top vintage 2015. Dense and ripe.

Morey Saint Denis Vielles Vignes 2015
  • >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 2015
  • 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
From the vineyard ‘Les Ruchots,’ these vines were planted in 1969 on about a quarter of a hectare of flat land. The soil is ochre in color, lightly rocky and gives rich, silky, full-bodied wines with a long finish and a complex flavor profile. Grapes are hand-harvested with sorting the vineyard and transferred to steel tank to undergo cold maceration, followed by a three-week long fermentation using 30% whole cluster. Pigeage and pumpovers are used when necessary, after which grapes are pressed and moved to 50% new barrels to age for about twelve months. Aged for a month before bottling - unfiltered.

Morey Saint Denis Clos de Ormes, 1er 2015
  •  >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
From a single parcel of about a third of a hectare, planted in 1951 on deep sandy-clay soils with large, round pebbles, these are hand-harvested with sorting in the vineyard. The grapes undergo pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by a three-week fermentation with 20% whole bunchs, with pigeage or pumpovers when necessary. After pressing, the wine is moved to 50% new barrels. Aged for one year before bottling - unfiltered.


A beautiful sight.




 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 $78 $75
Morey St Denis, Clos de Ormes, 1er $78 $75
Morey St Denis, Clos de la Roche, Grand Cru NA NA


 2015 Tasting Case Case of 12

3 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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