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Jean-Marc Brocard's origins lie in the Côte d'Or, a farmer's son from the village of Chaudenay-le-Château, not even the son of the vigneron. Following his father’s advice Jean-Marc studied Engineering leaving behind agricultural life. It was an accident of marriage that brought him to wine when he married Claudine (his childhood sweetheart), a vigneron's daughter from the village of St-Bris-le-Vineux in the valley of Yonne. Starting with single a hectare of vines from his father-in-law in...
- (90-92) Pts -
Allen Meandows, October 2019
(from Montmains proper, one-third of which was barrel aged). A notably more floral-inflected nose displays notes of spice, wet stone, mandarin orange and reasonably abundant Chablis characters. The sleek, intense, refined and racy medium weight flavors exude evident minerality on the refreshing and saliva-inducing finale. While there is a
touch of the exotic present on the nose, overall this is a fairly classic Montmains.