Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Les Brouillards, Volnay, Burgundy, France
Owner: Sir David Murray

Domaine Jessiaume is a gem that was known by a select group of aficionados, only a few years ago. After several years of new ownership by Sir David Murray and the creative freedoms that came for the winemaker and viticulturist who have stayed on - are creating wines that have put all of Burgundy on notice. Following on the traditions of the previous 5 generations, combined with modern techniques and a new focus.

 

They are creating wines with elegance and finesse with supple and well integrated tannins. Domaine Jessiaume over the years has built a formidable reputation as a small négociants of unparalleled quality; this particular wine will only solidify this position. I have watched these wines closer than many - having the opportunity to visit the estate and sample these wines on a regular basis.
Sourced from an exceptional vintage, this wine has true elegance and finesse, the palate is supple with well integrated tannins. This wine has had 12 months development in French oak barrels (30% being new oak), this was then followed by approximately 5 months finishing in stainless-steel tanks before bottling.
In the glass you have a bright ruby red colour with a purple hue. On the nose dense and powerful notes of ripe fruits and fresh herbs. These notes carry through on to the palate, and are supported with ripe, earthy and expressive red berries, supple and delicate flavours are just shy of being medium weight and culminate in a delicious and well structured finish that lingers. I encourage decanting for 45-60 minutes and serve at 15-17°C.

90pts, Wine Enthusiasts, 2011.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Approachable this season; and will age gracefully for another 15-20 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with feathered game with a wine-jus, mushroom pasta or risotto, and rich, mature flavoured cheeses, enjoy.