Jouard (Chassagne-Montrachet)

There aren’t many growers in Chassagne-Montrachet and we’ve been on the lookout for years. A chance call to the Jouard brothers by the church paid off. A Russian dealer had cleared them out of village Chassagne, but Francois did have a tiny bit of their intense 1er Crus for us: Morgeot, Les Chaumees-Clos de la Truffiere and Maltroie. People talk about minerality with Chassagne-Montrachet, yet these seem more exotic, wild even. Toasted hazelnuts, incense, herbs and orange peel.