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.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
15,000 bottles a year is made of this blended wine, which is produced from a number of parcels with very different soils. The land is a clay limestone mix with those parcels mid-slope having a rocky subsoil while those at the foot of the slope have a gravel subsoil. Other parcels have subsoils which are marl.
The key to this wine lies in the blending of the different “terroirs” to create a wine which is opulent and fruity but with great finesse on the palate.
Honey, toasty oak, pastry, lime and hazelnut flavours. Beautifully balanced, vibrant, rich, ending with a mouth-watering finish.
May be drunk as an aperitif but makes a marvellous accompaniment to fish and white meats.
It should be drunk within 3 to 8 years after bottling