The Jobard family draws on an enviable roll call of terroirs – they are arguably the benchmark producer of Genevrières and this vineyard along with Poruzots and Charmes are the marquee holdings. There are also four parcels of Bourgogne and several well sited village parcels (including the renowned En la Barre and Les Tillets). There is also some Blagny 1er cru Blanc and some other, tiny releases. Since grafting his small parcel of Blangy Rouge to Chardonnay, Antoine Jobard is now an entirely white Domaine.
Antoine’s wines are indeed more open than his father’s were when young and there is also an added precision, more transparency and perhaps less reduction. He is also using a little less new oak than his father (only 15%). Otherwise, there is no battonage, and Jobard traditionally ferments with a very high level of solids, one of the keys to the powerful and age-worthy style. The ferments here are notoriously slow and the wines can rest in barrel for 20 months before being bottled. - Importer Note