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Jean-Marc Brocard's origins lie in the Côte d'Or, a farmer's son from the village of Chaudenay-le-Château, not even the son of the vigneron. Following his father’s advice Jean-Marc studied Engineering leaving behind agricultural life. It was an accident of marriage that brought him to wine when he married Claudine (his childhood sweetheart), a vigneron's daughter from the village of St-Bris-le-Vineux in the valley of Yonne. Starting with single a hectare of vines from his father-in-law in...
The nose shows hints of citrus, grapefruit and anise. The mouth is saline and dense with lemony, refreshing citrus and a beautifully long finish. Pair with fish, shellfish, poultry, white meats, and rich, creamy sauces.
The Premier Cru Montmains is located on the left bank of the Serein River, which runs through the Chablis vineyards. The wide slope provides the wines with mineral characteristics and floral aromas, blending beautifully.
- (90-92) Pts -
Allen Meandows, October 2019
(from Montmains proper, one-third of which was barrel aged). A notably more floral-inflected nose displays notes of spice, wet stone, mandarin orange and reasonably abundant Chablis characters. The sleek, intense, refined and racy medium weight flavors exude evident minerality on the refreshing and saliva-inducing finale. While there is a
touch of the exotic present on the nose, overall this is a fairly classic Montmains.
- (91-93) Points -
Antonio Galloni, January 2020
The 2018 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is rich and textured in the glass, owing in part to a vinfication and aging regime that took place in equal parts tank and cask. Lemon confit, pear and lightly honeyed notes give the 2018 striking textural richness and creaminess that build straight into the racy finish. This is such an expressive and inviting wine, and a wine of great volume and depth.See detailed press review