Meursault 1er Cru
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationMeursault Premier Cru
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 35 years
- SoilStony marl, jurassic limestone
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential6-8 years
- Serving temperature 12-14°
- 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
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteGolden coloured, the Meursault 1er cru will dazzle you with its elegant buttery notes wonderfully balanced with an aroma of fresh hazelnuts. On the palate, this full-bodied wine has generous flavours of white fruits, finishing with complex flavours of citrus fruits. There is a great harmony between the aromas on the nose and the flavours on the palate. For maximum enjoyment, let this wine develop for at least two years before tasting.
- Food PairingChicken in cream sauce - fish - shellfish - mature cheeses
- 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.