Hautes Côtes De Nuits, Blanc, Clos Philibert, 2017

  Méo Camuzet

Contains Sulphites.

About Méo Camuzet

It is incredible to think that up until 1983, this Domaine was selling its entire production in bulk to négociants. Since then, these years of wasted potential have been put to rights first by Jean Méo and now by his son Jean-Nicholas. Fantastic vineyards, low yields, new barrels every year and minimum intervention (filtration was dispensed with some time ago) are all components that make for some of Burgundy’s most exciting and sought after wines.

Appellation: Hautes Côtes de Nuits

An appellation that applies to certain villages and their surrounding vineyards high up above the Côte de Nuits, including Villars-Fontaine, Magny-lès-Villars, and Marey-lès-Fussey. It is cooler up here than in the Côte de Nuits and ripening can sometimes be a struggle in colder years. The wines, both red and white, can offer very good short to medium term drinking. These are generally lighter Burgundies with great freshness of fruit and are usually much more affordable than those of the Côtes de Nuits. Many producers of high renown make wine here including Meo-Camuzet, Bertagna, Anne Gros and Jayer Gilles.

Grape Type: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most widely-grown and versatile of all white grape varieties. As a relatively neutral grape, it offers a near transparent map of winemaking style, climate and terroir. It is the ideal grape variety for Burgundy, where it serves to mirror the complex nuances of the myriad of terroirs found in this hallowed land. Chardonnay produces a variety of wines from the minerally and unoaked styles found in Chablis, the fatter nuttier examples in Meursault, to the tropical fruit-driven versions found in the New World. It is also the major grape variety in Champagne, where it produces lively floral wines, namely in the Côte de Blancs. It can be found throughout Europe and the New World thanks to its versatility. As a non-aromatic variety, it has an affinity with oak, whether new or used, French or American.