Domaine Jouard Bourgogne Chardonnay 2010
Very nice at this level - white peach, melon and citrus fruit, balanced acidity across the palate. Wonderful entry-level wine. Age of vines: 15 years. 10% New oak barrels used. Total production: 200 cases.
Paul Jouard is the 7th generation winemaker in this storied family. He has been making the family wines since 1992. He is a throwback to the Burgundy winemakers of old. When we visited him last March, he was late for the rendez-vous because he was trying to maximize his time pruning the vines in the vineyards. Paul enjoys the solitary life in the vineyards. He says it gives him a lot of time to think clearly so he can concentrate on the other aspects of winemaking when he is in his cellars.