Known as Domaine François Jobard in the recent past, then for a short time as François et Antoine Jobard (father and son), the label officially became Antoine Jobard in the 2008 vintage, which was ten years after Antoine first started working under
the guidance of his father. This domaine has been family operated since 1860,
with Antoine being the fifth generation to manage the property after his father’s retirement. We visited their home cellar in March of 2013 to taste the 2011 vintage; the 2012s were not yet viable for tasting. Looking at my notes, the piece of information that stands out is that due to the ravages of hailstorms that swept through the region in 2012, most winemakers were saying production would be down 50%. Antoine confirmed that reality. We asked about production of their Meursault 'En La Barre’ in 2011 and it was due to equal 750 cases. In 2012, the wine in barrel was due to equal 375 cases. My thought right now, we were fortunate to get an allocation. Enjoy the wine in good company. If you open it in the next 2-3 years, transfer it from the bottle to a decanter or carafe. That extra air will help release the wine once it hits your glass.