Vincent Girardin - Meursault - Les Charmes-Dessus - 1er Cru

Vincent Girardin - Meursault - Les Charmes-Dessus - 1er Cru - 2016 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Vincent Girardin - Meursault - Les Charmes-Dessus - 1er Cru

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The Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes Dessus was showing even better in bottle, unwinding in the glass with notes of pear, citrus zest, wheat toast, nutmeg, and anise. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and textural, there's more substance and structure here than I perceived, with plenty of racy acidity too. Long and saline, this is a serious Charmes. Germain told me that 80% of this cuvée is produced from the Domaine’s holdings, with the balance coming from a parcel they farm and harvest.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Meursault
Producer:
Vincent Girardin
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Pairing Sugesstions:
Shellfish, Lobster, Goat Cheese, Poultry, Green Vegetables, Fresh Herbs and Aromatic Dishes
Style:
Premier Cru

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His reds are of consistently high quality, with the emphasis being on purity of fruit and smooth, supple tannins. However, it is with whites that he really excels, producing a range of wines which are characterised by their depth of fruit and exquisite balance. These whites are extremely approachable when young but the top crus benefit from 4-5 years of bottle ageing.

The reds are made including stems where possible, if ripe and healthy enough, and minimal handling during cuvaison: no punching down at all. As with the whites there is little reliance on new wood.

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The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

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Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Meursault

Meursault is a wine appellation located in the Burgundy region of France. The history of winemaking in Meursault dates back to the Roman era, and the region has...

Meursault is a wine appellation located in the Burgundy region of France. The history of winemaking in Meursault dates back to the Roman era, and the region has been producing high-quality wines for centuries. The style of production in Meursault is heavily influenced by the unique terroir of the region, which is characterized by limestone-rich soils and a cool climate.

The primary grape variety grown in Meursault is Chardonnay, which is known for its ability to express the terroir of the region. The wines produced in Meursault are typically full-bodied and rich, with a complex bouquet of aromas and flavors. The wines are aged in oak barrels, which adds a layer of complexity and depth to the wine.

Meursault is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world. The wines are typically dry, with a high level of acidity and a long finish. The flavors of Meursault wines are often described as nutty, with notes of hazelnut, almond, and toasted bread. The wines also have a distinct minerality, which is a result of the limestone soils in the region.

The most famous vineyards in Meursault are located on the slopes of the Côte de Beaune, which is a hillside that runs along the eastern edge of the region. The vineyards on the Côte de Beaune are known for producing some of the finest wines in the world, and the wines from Meursault are no exception.

Meursault is a region that is steeped in tradition, and the winemakers in the region take great pride in their craft. The wines produced in Meursault are a testament to the skill and dedication of the winemakers, and they are a true reflection of the unique terroir of the region.

In conclusion, Meursault is a wine appellation that is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world. The region has a rich history of winemaking, and the wines produced in Meursault are a true reflection of the unique terroir of the region. If you are looking for a high-quality white wine that is full-bodied, complex, and rich, then Meursault is the perfect choice.

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