The name “Goutte d’Or” literally means “drops of gold,” and there has scarcely been a more apt name. This was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite Meursault vineyard, and now you’re about to experience it too. It’s the northernmost Premier Cru in the village, and one of the best. Enjoy this one with a special meal now or in the next 5 years.
When we learned we would be visiting Remoissenet (ruh-mwah-sun-eh) on our last Burgundy adventure, we knew we were in for something special. In business since the late 19th century, this terrific négociant was given new life by an investment group that bought the [pharaonic] cellars and everything in them, including more than a million bottles of older inventory going back to the 1950s. When the big guns came in, they installed Pierre Rovani to run the show. Pierre – who has perhaps tasted more Burgundies than any of his contemporaries – was once the Burgundy critic for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The “Burgundy Authority” is now seated at the head of the table, cementing Remoissenet’s intentions to make their mark in dramatic fashion.