About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Domaine Jessiaume Volnay ‘Brouillards’ 1Er Cru 2009

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Growing Region: Les Brouillards, Volnay, Burgundy, France

Winemaker: Pascal Jessiaume

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 and the creative freedoms that came, winemaker and viticulturist Pascal and Marc Jessiaume who have stayed on - are creating wines that have put all of Burgundy on notice. Following the traditions of the previous 5 generations, combined with modern techniques. 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 elegance and finesse, the palate is supple with well integrated tannins. This wine has had 12 months in French oak barrels (30% being new oak), this was then followed by approx 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 15-17C.

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

Perfect wine match with feathered game, mushroom pasta or risotto, and a mature flavoured cheese, enjoy.

90pts, Wine Enthusiasts, 2011



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