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Meursault appellation is located in Côte de Beaune of Burgundy, East of France. The AOC Meursault stretches out in the center of the Côte, on 3.85 square kilometers of gentle slopes exposed to the rising sun. The vineyards are located at an altitude of between 230 and 360 meters and take up two hills unevenly distributed on both sides of the Auxey-Duresses valley. The hillside of Volnay consists of medium to upper Jurassic marl soils, favorable to both red and white.

Several climates can add their name to the Meursault appellation, and some of them benefit from a Premier Cru classification. These names also apply to wines produced on the Côte des Blancs, where soils are composed of the Upper Jurassic’s marl strata.

Noble White Wines

Meursault’s white wines are variable according to their climates; however, Thanks to their everyday grape, the wine’s aroma of almond and grilled hazelnut, accompanied by vegetable, floral, and mineral notes. Depending on the terroir, butter, honey, and citrus fruits can be added to the nose. The wines classified in Premier Cru are rich and fat, silky, with a greedy and joyous flavor, resulting from a right balance between freshness and creaminess. These long and structured wines are among Burgundy’s great whites, and some climates, which could deserve a Grand Cru status, possess an exceptional ability to age.

In total, this appellation produces 19oo,000 liters of wines of both colors. The few reds are made with pinot noir, and the majority are white with the Chardonnay grape variety.

 

 

A part of the important features of Meursault appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Composed of marl strata of the Upper Jurassic.
  • Taste: Right balance between freshness and creaminess.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: Red berries, flowers.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Meursault appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Composed of marl strata of the Upper Jurassic.
  • Taste: Rich, fruity.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: Almond and grilled hazelnut, accompanied with vegetable, floral and mineral notes.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

 

Region Highlights

Surface: About 3.85 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Meursault
Grapes: Pinot Noi for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine

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