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Meursault 2017, Clos St Felix, Domaine Mestre Michelot

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This is a step up yet again and is what Michelot is all about. Named after the small walled vineyard (‘Clos’) that lies huddled down to the front of the estate, this sheltered 0.94ha site enjoys an extra 1°C degree of temperature. The late Bernard Michelot claims that he always felt that extra degree of warmth after he jumped over the wall, returning from seeing his girlfriend in the early hours, after breaking the evening curfew during the 2WW! A richer, more honeyed ( if it were possible ) version of the straight Villages wine.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Meursault
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2021+
Closure Type:
Cork
£49.99
 

Domaine Mestre Michelot

Domaine Michelot has been in the Michelot family for six generations and, having increased in size over the years, now comprises 22 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. Jean-François Mestre assumed control of the vineyards and winemaking 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.

Tasting Notes

Nutty, honeyed, rich and round with layer upon layer of pineapple, peach apple and pain grillé. A beautiful vibrancy gives life and energy. Powerful, hedonistic, yet utterly restrained, poised and focused

Food Matches

An absolute classic with lobster thermidor!