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.
As usual, this wine is enhanced by grapes produced from the lieux–dits vineyards of Les Casse Têtes and Limozin, which give an added richness and intensity to the wine. Matured in 15% new oak, a mix of 225lt and 600lt Demi–Muids. This is very much a Yorkshireman’s style of white Burgundy! The bouquet is oozing rich, fat fruit aromas with sweet honey too. The palate is plump and round with honey and nougat and super lime and citrus balancing acidity. As with previous vintages it shows the power and concentration that you normally associate with Chassagne and 1er cru Meursault. In a vintage like this it is great to see the characteristics of the appellation showing through so well.
Delicious with pan roasted swordfish steaks with mixed peppercorn butter.