Montrachet. The legend. As good as Chardonnay gets. Leave it to the fanatics in the cellar at Remoissenet to do true justice to this hallowed vineyard. This gleams with gorgeous Chardonnay fruit, meyer lemon butter, white blossoms, chalk, hazelnut, and lime blossom. The length and sheer complexity here simply can’t be faked. The true definition of catching lightning in the bottle, from a great vintage, no less!
Arrival late July 2019!
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.
This shows tightness and freshness, despite the density and richness. Very dense and flavorful. Full and layered with ripe peaches, white truffles and a very rich finish.