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!
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.