Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard
Jean-Marc Brocard established himself in the village of Préhy, just to the south-west of Chablis, in 1973, shortly after marrying a vigneron’s daughter from St-Bris. Today the domaine, a mix of their own property and long-term farming contracts, covers 200 hectares, while Jean-Marc has handed over day-to-day responsibilities to his son Julien and son-in-law Frédéric Gueguen. Julien has been instrumental in converting the vineyards to biodynamic principles. Indeed a visit to the company’s headquarters in the village of Préhy is fascinating for the contrasting mix of a dynamic business sense, almost a feel of commercial hustle, and the passion for what is happening above and below the soil.
Produced from 30-year old vines, this wine is bracing with plenty of minerality and ultra steely. The palate is rich and refreshing, has ripeness and plenty of character, and even a fun little cornichon note on the finish!
Perfect with smoked salmon