Domaine Michelot
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

This Estate has been in the Michelot family for six generations and comprises more than 19 hectares which include a number of prestigious 1er cru wines.

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.

In the traditional school of winemaking in Meursault, few are given more respect than Domaine Michelot. The Domaine achieved widespread recognition in the 60s under the direction of the charismatic Bernard Michelot and this spirit and tradition flourished and grew in the hands of the current generation, Jean-François and Nicolas Mestre, who now run the family Domaine. The Domaine is currently going through an organic conversion.

Grape

100% Chardonnay

Vineyard & Vinification Note

This Premier Cru is found mid-slope on the border between Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. The slope is very regular at between 3% and 6% and the soil is clay/limestone with red earth. The subsoil is a mixture of earth and flat volcanic rock which allows an extensive root system to develop. These conditions bring finesse and a touch of minerality to the wine.

Tasting Note

The wine has pleasing citrus and mineral notes, rich without being heavy. Notes of hazelnuts appear after 8 years or so in bottle.

In general, the wine should be drunk within 4 to 8 years after bottling but may be kept for up to 15 years, even longer for some vintages.

Food Pairing

It goes very well with fish, shellfish and foie gras.