2017 Remoissenet 'Les Castets' Saint-Aubin 1er Cru

$89.95

30–40-year-old vines give loads of character to the 100% Chardonnay in your glass. Hand-harvested, pressed full cluster and fermented on indigenous yeast, it’s a true reflection of some of the finest terroir in the world. Look for aromas of acacia blossom, pear skin and lemon zest over stony minerality. Plush and round, with a silky texture, it’s a concentrated and refined wine with a long and glorious finish.

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:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Claudie Jobard
Vintage:
2017
Oak Treatment:
New and used French Oak
Appellation:
Burgundy
Sub-Appellation:
Saint Aubin
Vineyard:
Les Castets
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
13.0%
SKU #:
1049452
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD93

Jeb Dunnuck

Stone fruits, apple blossom, and caramelized citrus notes emerge from the 2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Castets, which gains richness and depth as it sits in the glass. With medium to full body, bright acidity, background oak, and a great finish, this is brilliantly done and should drink nicely for at least 6-7 years.