Our white Meursault 1er Cru ”Les Charmes” has a beautiful golden robe worthy of the very best Meursault. Generous and flattering, this wine reveals notes of crystallised lemon, almonds, white flowers and freshly-baked bread. The mouth is suave and velvety without heaviness, with hints of warm brioche and spices. Persistent and tasty, the finish mirrors the bouquet’s aromas. The nose is discreetly toasty followed by elegant floral notes on a backdrop of light plum and pear fruity aromas. The mouth is powerful, well-balanced and dense, with delicious brioche flavours. The finish is persistent and very aromatic.
Located in the heart of the Cote de Beaune, Meursault is one of the flagship villages and among the most reputed in Burgundy. In fact, Meursault is often referred to as the capital of Burgundy’s great whites. Aerial photos of the village town hall’s multi-coloured varnished roof tiles are known worldwide. The soil here is white marly limestone-and-clay on sloping hillsides orientated east-southeast.”Les Charmes” premier cru is a premium class vineyard parcel and easily matches the great white Grand Crus of Burgundy. There are two types of ”terroir” in
Meursault. One lies on a clay which produces opulent and generous wines, whilst the other lies on finer soil, closer to limestone bedrock. The latter gives a more mineral, airy and sculptured wine. With an east-southeast exposure located in the ”Charmes dessus” portion, our vineyard plot which covers over 3 acres is fortunate to sit on both these terroirs. Consequently, we are able to produce potentially particularly complex nectar provided that it is respected, from vine to cellar.
|Ideal with fine fish, big shellfish, white meats, poultry in sauce and strong cheeses, our Meursault 1er Cru ”Les Charmes” will beautifully honour a free-range chicken cooked with cream, a risotto with shrimps and mushrooms or a scallop carpaccio with hazelnut oil.
Serving and keeping
Serve at 12°C - 14°C (53-57°F)
This wine will reveal its full aromas after several years’ keeping; between 7 and 10 years or more.