Meursault 1er Cru

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageMeursault
  • AppellationMeursault Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 35 years
  • SoilStony marl, jurassic limestone
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential6-8 years
  • Serving temperature 12-14°
Description
  • Located just South of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, Meursault is the most extensive southerly white wine commune of the Côte-d'Or. Surprisingly enough for an appellation of this quality, no Grand Cru exists, however the high quality of the 1er Cru more then compensates for this. Meursault comes from the word "Marsault", a variety of robust willow broadleaf valued for its rich tannin bark and wood resistant to weathering. Our Meursault 1er Cru is aged in handcrafted oak barrels made at our own cooperage. The wood helps to bring out the richness and the opulence of the wine.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    This wine has an attractive yellow colour with golden highlights and reveals a pretty nose of candied fruits. In the mouth we are impressed by its round and generous body; it is fat and rich and coats the palate whilst showing a lovely length in the mouth.
  • Food Pairing
    Chicken in cream sauce - fish - shellfish - mature cheeses


Press review
    • Meursault 1er Cru 2010 - Wine Spectator Online - February 2013 - 90/100A broad, plush version, backed by lively acidity that frames the honey, peach and bitter grapefruit flavors, ending with notes of spice and hazelnut. Drink now through 2020. By Bruce Sanderson, USA.
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