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Chateau de Meursault -Meursault 1er cru "Charmes Dessus" - white - 2015 - 1500 ml

Chateau de Meursault -Meursault 1er cru "Charmes Dessus" - white - 2015 - 1500 ml

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

 “The 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes-Dessus comes from the single hectare parcel of vines within the namesake lieu-dit. This clearly offers more energy and intensity on the nose than the Charmes with scents of hazelnut and grilled almond, a touch of lemongrass developing with time. The palate is very well balanced with a keen line of acidity, good energy, not as persistent as the 2014 that I tasted last year, but there is certainly good potential.” Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 

 

OUR NOTES

The Château de Meursault estate comprises 60 hectares of vines. It is one of the Côte de Beaune’s most richly endowed estates, indeed no less than 23 hectares of its holdings lie in Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations. The estate’s origins go back to the 11th century. From 1666 it was owned by Pierre de Blancheton, a lawyer in the Burgundy Parliament, and it remained in his family until the Revolution. At the beginning of the 19th century the estate was enlarged, mainly thanks to the Serre family who made important modifications to the Château’s architecture and considerably developed the vineyards. After passing down through successive generations, it came into the hands of the Count of Moucheron, who left it to his eldest son, Étienne. At that time the estate was about a quarter of its size today. In 1973 André Boisseaux, founder of the Kriter Group, bought the Château and devoted a lot of energy and taste to its restoration. Finally in 2012 the estate was acquired by Olivier Halley, a wine lover who has always had a passionate conviction towards the greatness of Burgundy’s vineyards.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Vinification: after a static clarification, the grape must is put into oak barrels to start the alcoholic fermentation

Ageing: on fine lees in new oak barrels (33%) and in oak barrels of one or two years Time of ageing : 15 to 18 months

Name of the climat : Les Charmes Dessous Operated vineyard surface : 1.6 hectares

Grape variety: Chardonnay

Soil: hard Jurassic limestone and marly limestone Exposure : East

Location: bottom of the hillside

Color: White

Maturity: Early

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Chardonnay