Remoissenet Père & Fils operates both as a domaine and négociant, having access to some of Burgundy’s finest vineyards either directly or via some rather prestigious connections.
Based in Beaune and established in 1877, the company was still owned by the Remoissenet family until 2005, when it was sold to a consortium headed up by Edward L. Millstein, an American Burgundy enthusiast. Since the change in ownership, the estate has been run by Bernard Repolt (former commercial director of Maison Jadot). Under Repolt’s leadership, there had been a concerted push to buy up more vineyards throughout Burgundy, including the Grands Crus of Clos de Vougeot and Charmes-Chambertin. The producer also has access to some exceptional plots of Le Montrachet and Corton-Charlemagne, while some of the finest Chablis producers source their top Premier and Grand Cru Chablis.
Over the years Remoissenet has built up one of the biggest collections of aged Burgundy, with over one million bottles, dating back to the 1950s.
The white wines are all barrel-fermented (including the Chablis). The Grand Cru wines typically see two thirds new oak, with closer to 50% for the Premiers Crus and a third for the village wines.
Remoissenet is often the last to pick their Pinot Noir, prepared to sacrifice volume (in terms of juice in the berries) through evaporation, to gain complexity in concentration and extract. All wines are whole-berry fermented and undergo a two-day cold soak before temperature-controlled fermentation in open-top 350-litre wooden barrels. The wines are then matured in barrel for around 18 months.