1er Cru, Meursault, AOC Meursault Premier Cru Charmes, Blanc, 2020

In Burgundy, this word refers to old common fields cultivated and let lie fallow or planted with hornbeams.

Story

Location
Production area : 31,12 ha
Altitude : 230-250 m
Terroir
The largest of all the 1er Crus classified terroirs of Meursault but also the archetype of the style of Meursault (rich, fat and powerful). Each step of the terroir gives elegance (Dessus), power (Milieu) and richness (Dessous). The soil is rich in clay and more sedimentary.
Soil : clayey-silt
In the vineyard
Wine-Growing method : sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual
Vinification
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press .
100 % whole berries
Finning: Yes
Filtration : Yes (Lenticulaire)
Ageing
16 months (whose 4 months in stainless steel tank)
100 % oak barrels (whose 25% of new oak)
Varietals
Chardonnay : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13 ABV
Age of vines: 36 years years old

Advice

Serving
Serving temperature : 12-14°C
Should be drunk between 2024 and 2029
Tasting notes
A powerful wine, nose of grilled hazelnut, fresh butter, a rich and intense palate.
Food and wine pairings
Ideal with scallops, pike, and cheese, not too strong.

Reviews

92-95pts
"From the top and middle of the vineyard. Medium yellow here, some good weight of fruit throughout, very Charmes in style, with a crystalline touch to refresh the finish. Excellent energy behind, with a long, strong thread of predominantly white fruit.
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