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Meursault 1er Cru poruzot 2016

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The most typical of all Meursault 1er Crus offering seductive aromas and generous ripe fruit on the palate with a rich textured mouth feel and a long developing nutty.

 

Maison Louis Jadot produces a rich full-bodied Mersault-Poruzot, traditionally vinified in oak to yield a well structured cuvée which balances firmness with ripe flavours. This Meursault poruzot is a quintessential wine with full, ripe fruit flavours, a fat, velvety texture and a bouquet redolent of peaches and apricots. The strength and suppleness of Meursault makes these wines ideal partners for food which is both rich and spicy, hot or cold; foie gras, fish in a cream sauce, shellfish in sauce, poultry with cream, strong cheeses. It can be cellared for 8 to 15 years in good conditions of temperature and humidity.

Vineyards

Meursault is the centre of the four communes (Meursault, Blagny, Chassagne and Puligny) and make up that part of the Côte de Beaune known as the 'Cote de Blancs', known for the quality and predominance of its white wines. The soils of Les Charmes, due to their lower position on the slope, are richer and heavier than the thin stony soils of Les Perrières or Genevrières and yield the most typical Mersault 1er cru. Although less racy and elegant than Les Perrieres or Genevrières, Charmes is above all a seductive, approachable wine; round lush and ample on the palate, with slightly less acidity than the former, and tends to develop a distinct hazelnut character with bottle age.

Vintage

2016 was characterized by a very cold winter followed by a mild drought in spring, which led to bud break at the start of April. The rest of the spring was hot and dry and enabled the vines to grow at a fast pace and to ensure flowering was taking place in ideal conditions. Summer was really hot until the start of August with the arrival of slightly cooler weather and, even more importantly, some rainfall. This allowed the vines to finish their ripening in ideal conditions even if there was still limited water available for the vines' roots, which resulted in lower yields. The harvest started on the 31st August and we are pleased to say that 2015 is a great vintage, similar to 2009.

Winemaking

The fermentation takes place in oak barrels, after which the wine is aged in barrel for 15-18 months before being bottled. It can be cellared for 8 to 15 years in good conditions.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Mature Strong Cheeses