Artemis Domaines, la holding familiale du groupe de luxe de François Pinault entre, de manière minoritaire (33,5%) au capital de la maison de champagne Jacquesson. Un premier pas vers un rachat total ?
Our wines of the month
A slightly riper nose is derived from the darker side of the fruit spectrum along with plenty of spice and sandalwood nuances
The 2014 Montrose builds on the promise it showed in barrel with gorgeous blackberry, raspberry, cedar and orange sorbet scents that are extremely pure and refined
Here the nose is notably more reserved though just as pure and ripe with a similar nose of white orchard fruit along with spice, lemon hint
Domain of the month
Jean-Nicolas Méo briefly described 2019 as another "hot and dry vintage that produced high fruit maturities. We picked from the 13th of September and the bunches were exceptionally clean so there wasn’t much sorting required save for a few sunburned berries. I would call the yields correct, which is to say about 20% lower than what we obtained in 2018 but since yields were generous, essentially 2019 gave us normal volumes. Alcohols were on the higher side as they mostly came in between 13.8 and 14.3% with better acidities than in 2018. We vinified carefully as the fruit had a very high level of extractability and it would have been easy to unbalance the wines with too much tannin but otherwise, there was no drama with the vinifications.
As to the wines, they remind me quite a bit of what we produced in 2009 and 2015, both of which I like quite a bit." See also the reviews for the Maison Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs wines directly below. (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, www.kermitlynch.com, CA, Jeanne-Marie de Champs, www.ds-collection.com, NY, Frederick Wildman, www.frederickwildman.com, NY and Boston Wine Company, MA, all USA; Goedhuis & Co., www.goedhuis.com, Justerini & Brooks, www.justerinis.com, Uncorked Ltd, www.uncorked.co.
The wine regions
Troisième domaine le plus recherché de la région, le prix moyen d’un flacon portant la signature du domaine dépasse aujourd’hui les 4 600€. C’est naturellement la rareté, ici très habilement entretenue, qui nourrie cette flambée.
Lalou Bize Leroy, pionnière de la biodynamie, cultive ses vignes sur la cote de Beaune. Quatre hectare seulement, des rendements minuscules, des vins quasiment introuvables.. (source RVF n°659)