Burgundy is a tough place to find new winemakers. It’s a tiny, well-trodden region, with limited supply and ever increasing demand. It often feels like the best producers have all been discovered.
But it pays to keep looking. At a restaurant in Beaune in April we happened upon a near-unknown gem. It took some persistence, but after numerous calls, texts, and door-knockings, we managed to arrange a late-afternoon tasting with the Domaine Bohrmann in Meursault.
Bohrmann doesn’t sound very French, and it isn’t — Sofie Borhmann is from Belgium, and she began making wine in Burgundy in 2002 with just 1.5 hectares of vines. We’re not sure where she’s been hiding, or why no other American importers have found her. But her wines blew us away, and we’re thrilled to introduce them to you today.
We’ve imported a range Bohrmann’s whites and reds — full range available here. But today we’re focusing on her St-Aubin 1er cru “En Remilly.” It’s simply gorgeous: thick and full of a rippling intensity, combining perfectly ripe golden fruit with structure and minerality.
Bohrmann’s style is low oak, pure fruit, and exquisitely balanced texture: richness, depth and energy all at once. Raised in only 15% new oak for a year, their St-Aubin 1er cru comes from “En Remilly,” one of the town’s best known vineyards. Tucked just over the hill from Montrachet Grand Cru, En Remilly is a south-facing premier cru that combines ripe fruit with classic minerality.
This wine is lively and generous at the same time. It’s rich and bold in the mouth, but not at the expense of elegance. There’s precision capable of enhancing your most refined dishes — sole meuniere, for example. The use of oak is perfect: support for the minerals and fruit, but without too much spice or toast.
We couldn’t be more excited about the Bohrmann discovery. We’ll be introducing their other cuvées throughout the month — we couldn’t be more excited to have them in stock at last.
Bohrmann St-Aubin 1er “En Remilly” 2017
bottle price: $49
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