- RegionCôte de Beaune
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilStony marl, limestone
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- Situated just south of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, this vast appellation usually known for its exceptional white wine also produces reds with great character. It is quite light in colour with a distinctive Pinot Noir nose packed with red fruit and scented flowers. The palate has a rich red-berry fruit character and the finish is long. This wine is drunk in the best places in Paris.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThe Meursault rouge has a lovely ruby red colour. It has a delicate nose offering aromas of pepper, red fruits and a slightly woody hint. In the mouth, it is round and ample with notes of liquorice and a wonderful woody finish.
- Food PairingRoasted duck - "coq au vin" - Beef "Bourguignon" - mature cheeses
- 1999 Meursault - Oxford Times - June 2003 :Although Meursault is normaly known for its whites, this red oddity is quite delicious with its ripe brambly, raspberry and strawberry fruit, a touch of spice and smoke satisfying weight and finish.