1999: A generous year both in terms of quantity and quality. Ripe, sweet, very juicy grapes with good acidity and perfect balance.
The red wines are slowly starting to open up, but the grands crus need more time.
The bouquet of the white wines was closed-in for a long time, but is now fully expressive, and the wines are ready to drink.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay on a 2.57 hectare plot
This walled vineyard owned exclusively by the Domaine is located on the outskirts of the town of Meursault. The vineyard was established by the monks of Cîteaux and has produced red and white wines ever since.
The clay-limestone soil sits atop a former river bed.
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 18 months
Tasted in 2000
NOSE: Very fresh and expressive with lemon, roasted and honey aromas
PALATE: Pure yellow fruit (apricot, pineapple) and citrus fruit (lemon) aromas
Very fresh, bright and youthful with a deliciously elegant, tangy finish