Domaine Jomain Puligny Montrachet 2020 – sustainable
A true family enterprise, brothers Philippe and Christophe Jomain, along with sister Catherine, launched this Chardonnay-focused Cote de Beaune domain in 1992 with vines inherited from their father, Marc. With precious parcels in four of Puligny’s premier crus and almost an acre of hallowed ground in the Grand Cru Batard Montrachet, Domaine Jomain consistently produces a line of classically elegant white Burgs.
The Jomains tend all their vineyards meticulously by hand with careful eco-sound practices, including bio-alternative vine and soil treatments in lieu of chemicals whenever possible. Harvest is of course also manual. From vineyard to the cellar, gentle handling of their Chardonnay fruit is of paramount importance.
In the cellar, Christophe takes every measure to ensure that the individual character of each terroir is fully expressed by avoiding manipulative technological tricks and excessive use of new oak. The Jomains do like the texture-enhancing effects of extended lees contact with batonnage, but never use more than 25% new barrels during the elevage of their wines.
The Jomain family are best known for creating superb Puligny-Montrachet. Puligny-Montrachet is one of Burgundy’s essential buys for Chardonnay lovers. The small appellation produces some of the world’s finest, purest expressions of the grape.
Domaine Jomain makes delicious wines from a small slice of the prestigious land, from old vines averaging 32 years old. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted, then gently pressed before being aged for 11 months in oak. It’ll stand up to creamy chicken or fish dishes with ease and can continue to age for another four to eight years.This stunning wine is everything Puligny-Montrachet should taste like, with a beautiful, expressive, complex nose of peach, nectarine, apricot, smoke, and jasmine, followed on the palate by a perfect balance between freshness and richness, with a stone, mineral texture.