Chateau de Meursault - Meursault 1er Cru 'Les Perrieres' - 2015 - 750 ml
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With a beautiful crystalline colour, the nose is fresh and discreet with notes of gunflint. The wine is harmonious on the palate with a beautiful persistence on lemon and mineral tones.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ON VINTAGE 2015
“It is expressive on the nose and generously gives out slight scents of orange blossom, apricot and a touch of mango. The aromas are subtle and only gradually gaining in intensity. The palate is well balanced with admirable salinity right from the start. There is a spicy seam, a suggestion of fresh ginger towards the finish that leaves the mouth tingling. This is certainly a well-crafted Meursault Perrières that articulates its terroir with some panache.” Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“Great wine with a complex and fine nose, with stone fruits and toasted bread aromas. The nose is elegant with notes of white flowers and fresh hazelnuts. The attack on the palate is spicy, with a nice balance and a stony side. In the end, a touch of minerality is detected. The 18-month ageing in oak barrels brings subtle woody notes to this rich and dense wine.” Chateau de Meursault
The Château de Meursault estate comprises 60 hectares of vines. It is one of the Côte de Beaune’s most richly endowed estates, indeed no less than 23 hectares of its holdings lie in Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations. The estate’s origins go back to the 11th century. From 1666 it was owned by Pierre de Blancheton, a lawyer in the Burgundy Parliament, and it remained in his family until the Revolution. At the beginning of the 19th century, the estate was enlarged, mainly thanks to the Serre family who made important modifications to the Château’s architecture and considerably developed the vineyards. After passing down through successive generations, it came into the hands of the Count of Moucheron, who left it to his eldest son, Étienne. At that time the estate was about a quarter of its size today. In 1973 André Boisseaux, founder of the Kriter Group, bought the Château and devoted a lot of energy and taste to its restoration. Finally, in 2012 the estate was acquired by Olivier Halley, a wine lover who has always had a passionate conviction towards the greatness of Burgundy’s vineyards.
Vinification: after a static clarification, the grape must is put into oak barrels to start the alcoholic fermentation
Ageing: on fine lees in new oak barrels (33%) and in oak barrels of one or two years Time of ageing: 15 to 18 months
Climat: Les Charmes Dessous. Bottom of the hillside.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Terroir: hard Jurassic limestone and marly limestone. Eastern exposure