Domaine Louis Remy (Chantal Remy since 2009) is the current iteration of ancient family holdings in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Originally all held under the name Charles Remy, the vineyards of Philippe Remy were sold to DRC’s co-owner Lalou Bize-Leroy in 1988 to form the heart of the new Domaine Leroy.
Chantal's son Florian totally took over the work in 2013. The winemaking remains commendably old school: A horse is employed in the vineyards, which are farmed with no chemicals at all, rarely more than ten percent whole bunch is added, and only a third new oak is used in the extended ageing process, before bottling without fining or filtration. The resultant wines are neither fleshy nor flashy, instead showing a nobility, poise and delicacy which is all too rare today.
"Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Latricières-Chambertin 2011 from Chantal Remy is slightly smudged on the nose: strawberry and red cherries quite perfumed, but missing detail. The palate is soft and smooth on the entry, rounded with lower acidity than its peers, therefore more approachable but missing some structure and poise on the curt finish. However, there is appreciable depth here and it should provide pleasure over the next decade." 91 pts, Neal Martin, WA