Overall, the 2020 Remoissenet Pere & Fils 'Les Marconnets 1er Cru' Beaune is a superb example of a Premier Cru Pinot Noir from Beaune. Its refined aromas, vibrant fruit flavors, and balanced structure showcase the best qualities of Burgundy's renowned terroir. This wine would be a perfect companion to classic Burgundian dishes, such as coq au vin or roasted duck, as well as aged cheeses. With its solid structure and potential for aging, it promises to evolve and develop further over the next decade, rewarding those who cellar it with even greater complexity and nuance.
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.