2016 Remoissenet Grand Clos Rousseau Santenay 1er Cru

$54.95

Remoissenet’s perfectionism is in no clearer focus than in wines like this one, one of the top terroirs in Santenay, near the border with Maranges. This one bursts from the glass with notes of brandied black cherries, baking spices, and baker’s chocolate with almost Grand Cru persistence of flavors. Drinking phenomenally well right now, this will age 10 years with no problem too!

The ancient Beaune négociant Remoissenet (ruh-mwah-sun-eh) has such an impressive history. Not only have they been in business since the late 19th century, but they have also had new life pumped into them via a super-rich, quality-minded investment group, and finally (if not most importantly) because their cellar houses an inventory of more than a million back vintage bottles. This is a winery with absolutely fanatical quality obsession that shows in their pricing. Remoissenet wines are truly great, but never cheap, à la Maison Leroy. Why? Because in Burgundy, where it is very easy for a farmer to make a fine living bottling their own wines, a top négoce has to pay top dollar for both fruit and finished wine—they’re essentially bribing great growers NOT to go into business for themselves.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Claudie Jobard
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Appellation:
Burgundy
Sub-Appellation:
Santenay
Vineyard:
Grand Clos Rousseau
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
13.5%
SKU #:
1WREM16IR3GRCLOSROSSEAU