Bourgogne, Blanc, Clos du Chateau
Château de Meursault

Bourgogne, Blanc, Clos du Chateau,



Château de Meursault, Bourgogne, Blanc, Clos du Chateau, 2016

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château de Meursault, Bourgogne, Blanc, Clos du Chateau, 2016

An east facing Clos in the grounds of the Château, this is one of their signature wines. Pure and impeccably balanced, full of bright juicy and generous fruit. Crisp Sicilian lemon and citrus zest notes, touches of blossom, white flower and a hint of stone fruit. Characterful and with sufficient flesh but definitely on the more taut and elegant side of the white Burgundy spectrum. Very moreish. Aged in 25% new oak barrels for months.



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Château de Meursault

Château de Meursault

A wonderful, historic Domaine that has the Côte de Beaune’s most impressive vaulted cellars. Château de Meursault has for a long time been on the tourist trail and is the impressive venue for the famous Paulee de Meursault in November. Their vineyard holdings have always been the envy of the Côte but a reliance on passing tourist trade, lack of know-how and investment meant that traditionally the wines failed to live up to their promise. However the Château’s fortunes changed in 2012 when it was bought by Olivier Halley with the intention to make it one of the most hallowed estates in Burgundy, money no object. The Château is now firmly on the Burgundy lover’s map. In 2012 Olivier brought in Stephane Follin-Arbelet to run the estate, brother of Frank Follin-Arbelet and former director of Bouchard, Stephane knows a thing or two about what it means to make top quality Burgundy and what it takes to manage a large estate. Conversion to organics, planting cover crops, increasing the size of picking teams (up to 200 people to shorten the harvest period) and lowering yields are just some of the many effective innovations he has brought in. The winemaking is respectful to terroir, new oak ranges from 25-40% and the wines are aged for 15-18 months in the enormous, cool, vaulted cellars underneath the Château. A new star of Burgundy is born. Along with sister estate, Château de Marsannay, this will soon be one of the biggest certified organic estates in the Côte d'Or.

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