A red wine from Burgundy, France made from Pinot Noir. From the vineyard ‘Les Ruchots,’ these vines were planted in 1969 on about a quarter of a hectare of flat land. The soil is ochre in color, lightly rocky and gives rich, silky, full-bodied wines with
Domaine Rémi Jeanniard, an estate of modest proportions for a modest man, comes from the plot of land his father split between him and his brother upon retiring in 2003. His first bottling was in 2004. The domaine is located in Morey-St.-Denis, in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, with plantings in Morey St. Denis, Gevrey Chambertin, and Chambolle Musigny. Rémi painstakingly tends to his six hectares of vines, with the pride one expects from the heir to a family fortune of old vines. He practices sustainable farming, pruning in Spring to control yields, regularly working the vines to prevent the soil from settling, and refraining from the use of chemical fertilizers. In July, a green harvest is practiced in order to intensify the aroma and richness of the grapes. Grapes are handpicked selectively, and are fermented using only natural yeasts, before being bottled without filtering or fining. He prefers to use very little SO2, choosing instead to preserve the wine’s freshness with carbonic gas, and uses barrels from Central France, the kind he believes best preserve the wine’s delicacy.