This historic house in Beaune buys both grapes and finished wines up and down the Côte d'Or, and even some of their Premier Cru and village Chardonnay wines find their way into this Bourgogne Blanc. Fresh butter, white cherries, meyer lemon pith, and chopped herbs accent this medium-bodied beauty. Your everyday Burgundy is here, grab and go!
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.