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Appellation Meursault

Meursault wines magnify the expression of Chardonnay

South of Beaune, between Volnay and Puligny-Montrachet, the vineyards of Meursault open up a golden gateway to “La Côte des Blancs”. On this exceptional terroir, Meursault wines magnify the expression of Chardonnay.

Meursault: a "mouse jump

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.


The Meursault style

A bright, limpid gold-green color, a nose of great finesse with aromas of lime blossom, hawthorn and then buttery, nutty and honey notes, depending on the climate – in other words, the terroir – this is the calling card of a Meursault. Whether you’re an amateur or a connoisseur, the aromatic power of this wine, a magical balance between smoothness and freshness and its length on the palate impress. Among the 19 climats classified as 1ers crus, there are some legendary names, Les Charmes, Les Perrières, Les Genevrières or Les Gouttes d’Or…, that cannot be evoked without thinking of the dishes that could accompany them: poultry in white sauce, trout with almonds or grilled shellfish, and why not a blue cheese?

Did you know?

In this sea of Chardonnay, some parcels on the Volnay side have remained faithful to Pinot Noir. Meursault locals humorously claim that this is the best Volnay! This production, though confidential (13 hectares including 1er crus), offers a wine full of elegance and lace, with aromas of red fruits and black cherries.


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