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Domaine François Jobard
Antoine Jobard joined his father François at the family domaine in 2002 and in the past decade has taken full control of this well-established Meursault domaine. François had a reputation for making wines to age. Often inscrutable in their youth they grew into some of the most rewarding white Burgundies with a few years in bottle. Antoine has tweaked the formula while maintaining the same outstanding quality. His wines retain the ability to age, but they are more graceful and approachable in their youth than his father’s. What’s more, they have sacrificed none of the domaine’s signature texture or complexity in this adaptation. The style balances intensity and concentration with freshness and energy.
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.