Claudie Jobard has an enviable pedigree when it comes to viticulture. Her mother, Laurence Jobard, is considered one of the best enologists in France. She was winemaker for Joseph Drouhin for over twenty years and was known for the esteemed wines she made under her father’s name (Gabriel Billard). Claudie’s father, Roger, was a pépiniériste viticole (a nurseryman producing vines), descended from generations of experts in this field that was the family business. Claudie, the 8th generation in her family, currently makes small quantities from the fruit of her family’s vineyards. She is also technical director for Remoissenet.
The Claudie Jobard Pommard comes from 3 plots of the family’s 1.5 Ha of vineyards in the Cote de Beaune. The average age is 75 years. Lovely nose of macerated cherries and some savoury underbrush. Flavours of blackcurrant, wild strawberry, lingonberry and plum. Great structure and power, but with the finesse and maturity one expects from Claudie Jobard.
Serve with rare duck breast or venison