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Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières 2018, Domaine Mestre-Michelot 6 x 75cl

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This domaine is owned and run by Jean-François Mestre who assumed control of the vineyards and winemaking at the 22 ha Domaine Michelot in 1993. Mestre, who is married to one of Bernard Michelot’s four daughters, has spent the last twenty years raising the profile of this domaine which is now widely regarded as one of the finest in the Meursault appellation. He is now joined in the business by his son, Nicolai, whose endearing, light hearted personality combines with a fierce desire to experiment and push the boundaries. The wines benefit from extended contact with the lees and regular bâttonage, which contributes to their rich and expressive character. Up to 25% new oak is used with a growing ... Read More
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Meursault
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2022+
£290.00
 

Domaine Michelot

Domaine Michelot has been in the Michelot family for six generations and, having increased in size over the years, now comprises more than 19 hectares which include a number of prestigious 1er cru wines. The domaine achieved widespread recognition in the 60s under the direction of the charismatic Bernard Michelot and this spirit and tradition flourishes and grows in the hands of the current generation. The Meursault vineyards are made up of a number of “terroirs” – parcels of land with individual characteristics of soil, drainage and orientation – and their distinct personalities yield a diverse range of wines.

Tasting Notes

This is one of the most highly regarded 1er Cru situated to the south of the village where the soil is poor with high mineral content. Produced in a mixture of 70% barrique (228lt) of which 50% is new, and 30% large oak barrels, of which 15% is new.A multi-dimensional wine that simply oozes class. There is a stunning layered minerality with notes of spice and wet stone, but the powerful fruit is something to behold. Intense, nutty and honeyed with some baked apples and quenching tropical fruits married by a very subtle seamless weave of oak.