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Meursault Ier Cru Les Genévrières 2017, Domaine Mestre Michelot

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One of the most highly regarded 1er Cru situated to the south of the village. The very stoney soils are reflected in the intense minerality of the palate. Quite beautiful!
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 2020+
Closure Type:
Cork
£82.00
 

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

The very stoney soils are reflected in the intense minerality of the palate. Lean and strict, there is a stunning underlying power, with notes of honey and roasted nuts, pianeapple and tropical fruits and finely integrated oak.

Food Matches

An absolute classic with lobster thermidor!