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.
On the bouquet there is more citrus, peach, honey and chalky minerality. The mouth offers a greatly concentrated and textured quality – again, the peach notes dominate, yet with a distinct creaminess that is kept in check by high acidity salinity and a finish that adds a savoury green lime edge that gives tension and vibrancy. As Nicolai Mestre-Michelot said, ‘This wine perfectly shows the character of the 2020 vintage!
Fermented in tank and barrel, with 10% new oak and using a variety of barrels – 40% in 500lt foudres, 40% in traditional Burgundy 228lt barriques, and 20% in clay eggs.