2018 Joseph Drouhin Meursault Cote de Beaune

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Winemaker Notes: "A refined wine, well appreciated in the whole world. A beautiful golden color and a great aromatic palette: honey, linden flower ("tilleul"), hazelnut butter, sometimes even chamomile or hawthorn. On the palate, a silky roundness. Long on the aftertaste, with flavors of yellow plum and gingerbread." - Véronique Boss-Drouhin

Vineyard

Site: a few kilometers south of Beaune, in the celebrated terroir of Côte des Blancs (Slope of the Whites). 

History & tradition: Meursault is certainly one of the oldest villages in Burgundy. The camp of Mont Milan, above the present village, was erected and settled in Neolithic times (2,500 BC), before being occupied by the Gauls (500BC) and then the Romans. It was finally abandoned for the present location of the village built during the Gallo-Roman period, at which time the name Muris Saltus (Meursault) was given to it.

Soil: different types of soil are found: deep and colorful around the village, clearer and lighter at mid-slope and nearly white and very rocky in the upper reaches of the appellation.

Vinification

Pressing: very slow so as to respect fruit. Juices from the very last pressings are not retained.

No yeasts or enzymes are used. The wine goes directly into barrels after "débourbage" (decanting of white wine to reduce sediment).

Ageing

Type: in barrels (25% in new oak).

Length: 12 months.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Vintage

Exceptional weather conditions gave a very healthy crop of high quality. White wines show a very pleasant balance. They deliver aromas of flowers and ripe fruits.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Vinous - "The 2018 Meursault Village comes from five separate climats and is fermented in 18–20% new oak. It has quite a steely bouquet, reserved at first and opening reluctantly with aeration to reveal strong gunflint aromas. The palate is well balanced with tempting pineapple and white peach notes drawing you in. Perhaps a little Chassagne-like in terms of weight, and quite persistent on the mint-tinged finish. Very fine, but I bet you drink it too early. Rating: 89-91"

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Country France
Region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2018
Winery Joseph Drouhin
Grape Varietals Chardonnay
Size 750 milliliter
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