2016 Meursault 1er Cru “Les Charmes”
Along the Côte de Beaune, as red wine areas fold in to white, lies Meursault on classic prehistoric, limestone soils. Though the village does not have any Grand Cru vineyards, many of its Premier Crus are considered some of the best white wines of Burgundy. Here, Pascal especially dials in from his experience at Coche-Dury (which is based in Meursault). Marly limestone soils at 260 meters elevation oriented East-West.
The Charmes vineyard is located on a sunny, subtle slope in the southern part of Meursault, sitting just below Les Perrieres. Limestone and clay soils that tend to be a bit richer and thicker than those of the neighboring vineyards because of its lower position on the slope. As such, wines from Les Charmes are often weightier.
Aged 16 months in French oak.
PRESS | 92 WA & 92 JS
”The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes unfurls in the glass with a youthfully reserved bouquet of crisp pear, hazelnut cream, dried white flowers and honeycomb. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, broad and satiny, with a textural attack, excellent concentration and structure at the core, incisive acids and a precise, mouthwatering finish. This is a serious Charmes, built for the cellar, exemplifying the understated but structured style of Cle´ment’s whites.”
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