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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 is refined, mineral and spicy notes. Elegant, salty and mineral. The palate is rich with good length. A serious wine with a lovely structure.
Pneumatic press. Natural yeast. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation and maturing on the lees during 18 months, in foudre. Malolactic fermentation completed.
- 92+ Points -
Pale yellow-straw color. Powerful, expressive aromas of yellow peach, crushed stone, ginger and flinty minerality. Dense, fat and rich, showing a slightly exotic cast to its ripe peachy fruit but good tension and solid supporting minerality. The very long, slowly mounting finish is smooth and rich.See detailed press review
- 94 Points -
Allen Meadows, September 2012
The overt wood this displayed from cask last year has been almost completely integrated and now the white flower, citrus and iodine suffused nose expresses itself clearly. There is excellent richness, size, weight and power to the large-scaled, well-detailed and energetic flavors that culminate in an explosive and almost painfully intense finish that delivers huge length. Impressive.See detailed press review