2018 Domaine Remi Jobard Meursault ‘Les Narvaux’
The 2018 Meursault Les Narvaux is very attractive, wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, toasted almond, pastry cream and white flowers. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, with fine concentration and tangy acids, concluding with promisingly chalky grip. – Wine Advocate
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Rémi Jobard is the dynamic son of Charles Jobard and nephew to Francois Jobard. Growing up and learning form these legendary brothers inspired Rémi to follow in his father’s footsteps and eventually take the helm at this remarkable domaine. As is normally the case in Burgundy, with a famous last name comes an enviable assortment of vineyards. When Rémi took full control in 1996, he found himself presiding over Meursault and Puligny based Bourgogne Blancs, 4 high altitude Meursault lieu dits, and 3 of the best situated parcels of 1er crus.
Since 1994, the domaine has not used any herbicides or pesticides. After Rémi took over, he decided to take the quality of farming to the next level, converting to organics and eventually getting certification in 2011. All of Rémi’s wines show a breathtaking clarity of terroir, which come from the impeccable farming and a simple hands-off approach in the cellar; all of the wines are aged in a mixture of barrique and large older foudre. When asked about his approach Rémi says, “We are very privileged to have great terroir in Meursault. Everything I do in the vineyard and in my cellar is to make sure that terroir is transparent and completely unobscured.” Tasting through the lineup is a true masterclass of Meursault – a sensual tour of rock and vine.
60-70+ year old vines that sit on a stony and steep hill at the top of the village. Aged in 50% barrique (20% new), 50% in large older foudre. Finished in tank for 6 months before bottling.
Certified organic, indigenous yeast fermentation