Meursault is the largest village in the Cote de Beaune, with a history dating back to Roman times. Its wines have historically been rich and savory with nutty, honeyed hints and buttery, vanilla spice from the oak. However today, when so much is bottled by the growers themselves, and the fashion for individual cuvees from single vineyards has its strongest expression here in Meursault, there are many more interpretations of the appellation than previously. Most obviously, there is a noted divide between the mineral wines from such hillside vineyards and the fleshier wines from the valley floor. Even though it is considerably larger than its southerly neighbors Chassagne and Puligny, Meursault contains no grand crus. Its three best premier crus, however produce some of the region’s greatest whites – full, round and powerful, that can age very well.
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$55 for a tasting flight of four selections from top growers and vineyard sites.
Wines to be featured:
- Joseph Voillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Cras 2010 ($80)
- Ballot-Millot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2011 ($88)
- Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2012 ($108)
- Dominique Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots 2010 ($148)