Domaine Jessiaume Tasting Notes

2018 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

This wine is made from Pinot Noir grapes grown 100% organically in Burgundy. The grapes were harvested on 7th September, 2019, destemmed and then fermented for three weeks before being matured in oak barrels before bottling in December, 2019. No new oak was used in the process and the wine was not fined or filtered.
It is deep, brick red in colour. The aroma shows black fruits and a hint of spice. On the palate, its acidity is well balanced by the savoury fruit and gentle tannins. It has significant length and excellent mouth feel – a most satisfactory wine to taste.

The wine will improve with short to medium term cellaring and can be enjoyed now through to 2025.

This is an excellent example of an entry level Bourgogne Pinot noir.
2018 Jessiaume Pinot Nori

 “The bouquet is delicate and well-fruited with notes of blackcurrant and raspberry with a hint of must and smoke. The mouth is supple and reveals good tannins. A well-b lanced representation of the Côte de Beaune style.”

From “The Grape Collective”

2018 Bourgogne Chardonnay

This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown 100% organically in Burgundy, just south of Santenay. The grapes were harvested on 6th September 2018 and the wine was bottled on the 9th December 2019.

The wine was aged on lees for 12 months in oak barrels—no new oak was used in this process.

This is a “New Worlds” wine in character. It has sub tropical notes showing citrus elements and some minerality. It has a rich palate and balance is a hallmark of the wine.

Its cleanliness and fruit flavour make this a delight to drink at a very reasonable price.

2018 Jessiaume Chardonnay

2018 Corton-Charlemagne

2018 Jessiaume Corton-Charlemange Grand Cru

This wine is made for Chardonnay grapes harvested on the 30th August, 2018 from the Grand Cru vineyard of Corton-Charlemagne in Burgundy.

After pressing, the grape the juice was transferred to stainless tanks and then to oak barrels for the fermentation. The wine was aged on lees for 14 months (30% new oak) before bottling on the 9th December 2019.

The wine shows a clear and sparkling light gold colour.  The aroma has beautiful notes of white fruit with a hint of vanilla. A wonderful freshness and minerality characterize the bouquet.

On the palate, the wine is delicious, salty with a refreshing acidity. The finish is smooth, long with pine tree notes.

A beautifully balanced wine to be enjoyed now but it will improve in the cellar for up to 10 years.

2018 Santenay 1er Cru "Les Gravières"

2018 Jessiaume Santeanay 1er Cru Gravieres

The Les Gravières Premier Cru climat lies in the heart of the Santenay appellation in the sector nearest to Chassagne-Montrachet. Domaine Jessiaume is the owner of the largest plot in this important climat.

The grapes were harvested on the 2nd September 2018 and then fermented in oak barrels (20% new oak) for 15 months before bottling on the 10th February 2020.This is a deeply coloured wine with all of the attributes of the 2018 vintage.
There is a perfume of violets with some intense fresh raspberry characters, a little spice and the Santenay earthiness.

The entry is both rich and concentrated with powerful fresh berry fruits, a supple middle palate and a delightful soft texture. The flavours seem to go for ages. This wine is immediately attractive with its palate weight, balance, structure and elegance.

This will evolve superbly over the medium to long term. Enjoy through to 2030!

Rated 92 points by "The Wine Enthusiast"

2018 Volnay 1er Cru "Les Brouillards"

The Premier Cru climat "Brouillards" is located just to the east of the village of Volnay and borders on Pommard. The name originally comes from "Breuillat" meaning the presence of young wood.

The wine was fermented with 30% whole bunch. . It was then fermented  then put in oak barrels (25% new oak) for 15 months. No filtration or fining was performed.

The grapes were harvested on 4 September 2018 and the wine was bottled on 10 February 2020.

The aroma is complex with black fruits and floral notes. On the palate, it is a blend of elegance and power that reveals a concentrated wine. The finish is long and satisfying.

Harvested on 4 September 2018. Bottled on 10 February 2020.

This is a delight to drink now but can be cellared for up to 15 years.

2017 Volnay 1er Cru "Les Brouillards"

2017 Jessiaume Volnay 1er Cru

The Premier Cru climat "Brouillards" is located just to the east of the village of Volnay and borders on Pommard. The name originally comes from "Breuillat" meaning the presence of young wood.

This wine has been fermented with a small percentage being whole bunch. The fermentation is in oak barrels, 25% new oak.

This is an example of an outstanding Premier Cru Volnay.
It has a deep red/ruby colour. The aroma shows notes of dark cherries and sage. The palate is plush and juicy but savoury (think Peking duck) with dark red fruits. It has a bright acidity and well formed tannins at the finish. It great length and power together with balance and elegance.

This is a wine to enjoy now and for the next ten years up to 2030.

A real treat!

2017 Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cent Vignes"

2017 Jessiaume Beaune Cent Vignes

The colour is medium red-brick with a hint of purple. It shows smoky and slightly oaky notes on the nose with red fruits.

On the palate, it has fine acidity and some sweet fruit characters - blackberry, blueberry.  It is rich and intense but fine tannins balance the wine.

This is a wine of length and intensity that needs time in the bottle. It will age well for up to 15 years.

Enjoy now or drink from 2025 onwards.

"A round, fruity red, this exhibits strawberry, floral and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Harmonious..."

The Wine Spectator 92 points

2016 Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cent Vignes"

2016 Beaune 1er Cru Cent Vignes  Wine Spectator Beaune 2016 Review

2015 Volnay

2015 Jessiaume Volnay The colour is a rich ruby showing purple on the rim. The nose is highly perfumed with some cherry overtones, fresh raspberry, spices and a little savoury earthiness. Most attractive. The palate is rich with upfront berry flavours, plenty of spice typical of Volnay wine. It shows a real purity of fruit. The flavours are persistent and the tannins are very fine and quite supple.

This is an excellent wine with a level of refinement and elegance generally associated with Premier Crus

2014 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru "Les Ecussaux"

2014 JessiaumeThis wine is deeply coloured and vibrant - it looks superb in the glass. A most fragrant and alluring nose with ‘sweet’ ripe berry fruits, plum, a hint of liquorice plus plenty of earth/undergrowth and a suggestion of stalkiness make this a very classy bouquet.It has a silky palate with a ripe, ‘sweet’ fruit flavour that persist for ages.

This is a very fine example of both the terroir of this important appellation in Beaune together with the prowess of the maker.

Wine Spectator: "This is suave and velvety..."