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Remoissenet Père et Fils – 2013

DSC05700Tasted in Beaune with Claudie Jobard, 11th December 2014.

Remoissenet Père et Fils
20 Rue Eugène Spuller
21200 Beaune
Tel: +33 3 80 26 26 66

The wines…

A really good showing for the wines here – an interesting mix of white labels but it was a trio of Meursaults and a Bâtard that really stole the show. As for the reds – lots of peaks and not to many troughs.

2013 Bourgogne Blanc
Bottled at the start of November. There’s 10% Chablis in here, no Macon…
Fresh, airy – not super exuberant but a very pretty nose. Big, nice energy and good texture too – lovely actually with an excellent finish. Fine BB!

2013 Givry Blanc
Also bottled in November in the former cuverie of Benoit Germain. All raised in barrel (normal size).
Slightly padded, also very pretty Burgundy nose. More intense, and a little more angular, lots of intensity here though.

2013 St.Romain
Bought-in grapes, and not yet bottled.
A quite big, open nose with a faint reduction. Big, lots of intensity and energy here – high-toned and lovely – still a hint reduction, but fine. Big for St.Romain, great finish.

2013 Puligny-Montrachet
Exploit these vines like a fermage, but this is more fixed-term. Raised in barrels, not yet racked.
Deep, faint yellow fruit but fresh too, also a hint of reduction. Big and intense – like the St.Romain, the intensity mounting higher in the mid-palate into the finish. Very fine. But this really positions the St.Romain very high.

2013 Chassagne-Montrachet
The first vintage actually vinified here.
A tighter, more modest nose with a faint reductive toast. Big and round, quite mineral with bubbling acidity and faint oak in the finish. Very good! Super-intense finish – yum!

2013 Meursault
Same as for Puligny, started exploiting fully in 2014.
High tones, a little texture too, generally quite discreet though. Just a hint of richness here, fine acidity and a fine width of flavour too. Very good balance but still quite contemplative. Fine finishing flavour intensity!

2013 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Aux Gravains Blanc
Second vintage.
A nose with good depth and the most floral yet. Rounder but fresher too after the Meursault – very lovely flavour – a wide, direct line of flavour. Excellent

2013 Santenay 1er Beaurepaire
Big and aromatic – some coconut oak in the mix too. This is lithe and intense – I like – not much fat but lots of complexity. A hint too much coconut in the finish – but anyway super-tasty!

2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er La Maltroye
Discreet, faintly high-toned, perhaps with a hint of toasted bread. Lithe and intense – very mineral wine here – lovely growing acid-led intensity in the middle. Fine finish!

2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot
A little more aroma than the Maltroye, high tones and more depth – fine and complex. A hint more gas, but again a very mineral presentation – even more than Maltroye – super intensity too. A big kick of flavour in the finish too. Super!

2013 Meursault 1er Les Cras
Bottled in November – ‘I decided it was ready’ says Claudie!
Modest aromas, faint gingerbread and a little sweetness. Some richness again but a fine bead of acidity through the middle. Sweet and a little savoury too. Long finishing – this lingers beautifully.

2013 Meursault 1er Les Charmes
High-toned but classic Meursault – this smells very lovely. After the richness of the previous Meursaults I was expecting a big round wine, but no; concentrated and some padding but really a wine of intense flavour and fine acid balance. Lovely!
2013 Meursault 1er Goutte d’Or
Wide, just a little sulfur, but a deep and complex Meursault lies below. Lithe and full of energy – silky too – this is excellent too!
2013 Meursault 1er Genevrières
A mix of normal and larger barrel elevage.
The nose has higher tones, some florals too – fine complex depth also. Full, intense – super energy – a very dynamic wine. Lovely!
2013 Bâtard-Montrachet
1 barrel in 13, 2 in 2014.
A big, round, enveloping nose with super depth – obvious GC here. Really wiry, intense mineral wine – not a round Bâtard but one of power and direction. Brilliant!

2013 Montrachet
Tighter width vs Bâtard, but more detail – still quite an intense aromatic. A little less demonstrative but with an intensity that is tremendous. The flavour doesn’t peak until after you’ve swallowed. Excellent wine, just don’t ask the price 😉

Les Rouges…

2013 Givry
In bottle. “Would like to make more but it’s not easy to find hand-harvested grapes for sale.”
Deep, pungent pinot. Round and with very good detail – I’m not always the biggest fan of Givry, but this has really good flavour with a faint salinity too. Very good!

2013 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Serpentières
Deep and interesting nose topped with high tones – this is lovely. Quite some density here, really good extra dimension of fruit too. Very good finish – this is excellent.

2013 Beaune 1er Grèves
Deep colour, some high-toned flowers and a deep, perhaps faintly reduced bass note. Some gas, but also complexity and intensity that vies with some tannin structure. Very fine intensity – lovely mouth-watering flavour that leaches from the tannin texture – a wine to wait for, but a very fine wine.

2013 Beaune 1er Marconnets
A hint more reduction. Somehow bigger and more energetic and with even more tannin – simply a brute. But a very balanced and with lots of potential – today drink Grèves and be happy!

2013 Côte de Nuits Villages
One parcel, bought as grapes – enough for 9 barrels – already bottled.
Here is a round and enveloping aromatic, with high tones and some implied texture – lovely. Intense, lithe, fine dark fruit – indeed almost over-ripe – this is excellent and tasty with a very good finish that reminds me of ripe gooseberry.

2013 Nuits St.Georges
“In Vosne, not Premeaux ;-)” 70 year-old vines.
High-toned, faintly herbed. Big and ripe but with very fine detail and flavour – this is very lovely, juicy flavour with real mid-palate depth. Excellent!

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin
Like the Nuits, these are domaine vines.
Higher-toned, fresh but with sweet references. Wide flavour palate and quite silky too – lots of depth of flavour here too.
Very good villages. Fine.

2013 Nuits St.Georges 1er Aux Bousselots
Deep colour. A deep, almost textured and complex nose too – lovely. Round and inviting, super-complex, this is really excellent. There is the texture of some tannin that needs to sink more into the background, but I find this excellent!

2013 Nuits St.Georges 1er Damodes
Almost as deep colour with a more high-toned airy but diffuse nose after the Bousselots. Lithe, direct, lots of complexity – less round and cushioned but also with less tannic interference. Excellent finishing intense flavour – yum!

2013 Morey St.Denis 1er Les Millandes
2nd vintage of bought grapes.
A slightly reductive, almost gunpowder nose. Good attack here and fresher fruit flavour than those of the Nuits – fine complexity. Still some tannin – but lovely fruit and it holds excellently in the finish too – very lovely!

2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Aux Echanges
Pretty but the nose is quite discrete – slowly a little oak padding too. Fresh and flowery fruit – fine Chambolle here, with a base of faintly textured tannin. Lots of flavour weight in the finish too. Excellent!

2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes
Just 2 barrels worth – the first vintage here.
A deep nose, but that’s due to reduction. Big, round finely textured – I have a lot of expectation for this wine, but today the flavour is also dominated by reductive notes. Fine texture and weight – but a very good length awaits.

2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Suchots
1.5 pieces bought as grapes – so elevage in one 350 litre barrel – naturally!
Also a faint reduction, but couched in much fruit with a silky impression too – slowly a faint floral top-note too. Very fine texture and an almost preserve level of fruit intensity – jellied fruit – impressive. Structure is in the background, ‘delicate’ says Claudie, I don’t know about that but I find a fine balance between concentration and elegance here. Super!

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Le Trio
Craipillots, Cherbaudes and Champonnets all vinified together.
An airy wine with fine depth of aroma – dark red fruit. Wide and complex – lots of energy and weight of flavour. The intensity mounts and mounts. I really don’t think much of the cuvée name but I love this wine. Super finishing flavour and length – through a modest tannic texture.

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Le Poissenot
Another purchase of 1.5 barrels worth of wine. Always the last to be harvested…
Hmm – a contemplative nose that is modest but very fine. In the mouth, fresh and intense fruit. Less obviously ripe but it doesn’t need to be. Insinuating finish. Very fine…

2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cazetiers
A discrete nose here, but one with very fine depth. A wine that’s rather round but with intensity of flavour and lots of energy and complexity. Really fine weight here – really excellent!

2013 Clos St.Denis
Bottled this week.
The nose is just a little diffuse but with glimpses of fine fruit. Large-scaled, plenty of structure and only slowly, the flavours leach from your gums and tongue to overtake the structure – faint reduction here. Not the best time to judge this wine – but the parts seem very fine. Great finish!

2013 Charmes-Chambertin
Domaine, 2 parcels one of about 80 years old vines. Maybe won’t bottle for 6 months.
Really deep colour – nearly black. The nose is rather tight-lipped. Really super intensity – yet supple – with undoubted concentration and a high-toned fruit. There’s almost painful intensity here – you will have to wait, but this is potentially glorious wine.
2013 Clos de Vougeot
Also domaine
Also rather deeply coloured – though clearly no match for the Charmes! The nose is compact but shows super depth. An extra intensity and extra sucrosity to the flavour – again with painful intensity but brilliant complexity. A brilliant example of a vineyard on fire in 2013!
2013 Clos de Bèze
After the last 2 wines, the colour is ‘only’ medium-plus! Deep but relatively modest aromatic – just a faint top-end complexity – I was about to move on, but now there’s a pretty floral note of violets too – good! Wow, forget the colour – this is hyper-complex and dynamic. ‘Shut up, sit down and taste’ says this wine – I did and I’m very glad. “It’s never like the others” says Claudie!

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