The name Meursault is said to mean “Saut de Souris”, as the plots producing red wine would once have been separated from those producing white wine only by a mouse jump. Today, this vineyard ofalmost 400 hectares is planted mainly with Chardonnay, with hillsides that slope gently between 230 and 360 meters above sea level. In the middle, the village, with its handsome wine châteaux, prosperous village houses and the spire of its Gothic church that seems to tease the clouds, is the stuff of dreams. It’s here that the alchemy of clay, limestone and marl is at work, creating the inimitable style of Meursault wines. The monks of Cîteaux, who became winegrowing monks, had also guessed this when, as early as the 11th century, they developed this vineyard.