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Tasting notes: A different kettle of fish to the Meursaults, being less immediate and forceful. As the estate’s oldest vines, this is unsurprisingly its most intense wine. Champ Canet is one of the most beautiful terroirs in Puligny-Montrachet. TExpansive and slow-building, this does not show its hand straightaway. It is very much fruit-driven, compared to the mineral Perrieres, but it is fruit of great complexity and raciness. his wine has mineral aromas, paired with dense aromatic richness. White floral notes bring exceptional finesse to the wine. Notes of mandarin, mirabelle and clementine gradually reveal themselves with just a hint of smoke and pain d'épices. Deep but vital and focused, a rapier like freshness cutting through the sensual fruit. A Puligny of mind-boggling depth and balance.
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.
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