Domaine Remi Jobard produces seven Meursault cuvees, three of which are 1er Cru.
Whatever doesn't go into those cuvees is declassified into this stunning Bourgogne Blanc. This means you are getting flagship Meursault fruit ($150 - $200 per bottle) at a fraction of the price.
And, most of the Chardonnay in this Bourgogne Blanc borders the prized 1er Cru "Charmes" vineyard, literally a stone's throw away.
Jobard's Bourgogne Blanc Vieille Vignes (old vines) is one of Burgundy's hidden treasures. If you were to blind-taste this Chardonnay, you would be captivated by its classic Meursault profile of pear, lemon zest, green apple, white peach, orange oil, and white flower. A hint of roasted nut and chalk provide a bit of weight and texture. The wine is absolutely delicious!
What We Love About Jobard's Bourgogne Blanc
It is rare to find a Vieille Vignes (old vine) Bourgogne Blanc. Jobard's Bourgogne Blanc is sourced from 40+ years old Meursault (Chardonnay in the village of Meursault).
This is an important distinction from many other Bourgogne Blancs produced. Most Bourgogne Blancs use juvenile and newly planted vines planted in a prestigious village (ie, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet). To avoid the degradation of a flagship, prestigious wine (Puligny, Chassagne, etc), the juvenile grapes are declassified to Bourgogne Blanc. Producers do this to generate revenue while these vines establish themselves.
Locals tend to snatch up all that is available of Remi Jobard's Bourgogne Blanc, with very little making its way out of France. And by the way, this beautiful Chardonnay also happens to be certified organic.
Given its terroir, quality and structure, you can enjoy this Meursault now and over the next decade.