The wines of Meursault are famous in the entire worldthat reveres their gilded color, the excessive flavoring of honey, , butter of hazelnut and sometimes chamomile.
The round and silky flavors and the very long finish evokesplum and spice bread.
Meursault is distinctive from its neighbors, by its rich and earthy minerality. Terroir definitely comes through, perhaps more than in most of its neighbors. I have been very partial to this wine.
|Site: a few kilometers south of Beaune, in the celebrated terroir of Cote des Blancs (Slope of the Whites).
History & tradition: Meursault is certainly one of the oldest villages in Burgundy. The camp of Mont Milan, above the
present village, was erected and settled in Neolithic times (2,500 BC), before being occupied by the Gauls (500BC) and then the Romans. It was finally abandoned for the present location of the village built during the Gallo-Roman period, at which time the name Muris Saltus (Meursault) was given to it.
Soil: different types of soil are found: deep and colorful around the village, clearer and lighter at mid-slope and nearly white and very rocky in the upper reaches of the appellation.
|The Meursault can vary from young, to maturity or elderly. Great with fishes in sauce,quenelles, foie gras, and poultries
Great as an apertif!
|In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew. At the same time, the founder’s passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage.
Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as
vineyards - mostly premier and grand crus - were acquired in all major areas.
Out of firm conviction, Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture. Listening to nature: from vine to glass, at every step in the elaboration of the wine, a profound respect and deference to nature prevails.
From its very beginning, Maison Joseph Drouhin has aimed for an ideal of perfection and elegance. The style of Joseph
Drouhin combines balance, harmony and character, providing infinite pleasure.
Thanks to its open-minded world view, Joseph Drouhin introduces the best of Burgundy to all continents. Its active
presence in many countries is the surest proof of its desire to get acquainted and understand other cultures and styles of living.