Meursault Study at Wine Watch Wine Bar

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated.

Jennifer Aniston

 

And I would be devastated if you took away my white Burgundy!  This tasting is a study in one of the big 3 of the Côte de Beaune.  Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet and Meursault are the three top appellations in Burgundy’s Cotes De Beaune which is the best dirt on the planet Earth for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals.  Meursault is the bastard stepchild of the three as it has no Grand Cru vineyards but some would argue that the top premier crus like Genevrieres, Charmes and Perrieres are as close to Grand cru as you can get on the golden slopes of Burgundy.

We need a few Meursault soldiers to take down these 10 top level Meursault including two vintages of the legendary Domaine Coche Dury’s premier cru and Domaine Des Comtes Lafon along with several other premier crus from great producers.  This is a “Once in a Lifetime” study in Meursaults best wines and of course Toni will be making a special degustation menu to complement the wines.  The fee for this tasting is about ¼ the price of one bottle of the Coche at $250 + tax per person!!  This is a seated tasting and there are only 14 spaces available for this event.  For reservations call 954-523-9463 or email andy@winewatch.com

 

 

Meursault is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) in the Côte de Beaune subregion of the Burgundy wine region and along with Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet it is considered to be the top terroir or dirt in all of the world for the Chardonnay varietal.  It lies along the foot of the Côte-d'Or escarpment, around Beaune and with the broad Saône valley plain to its east.  Meursault produces mainly white wines from Chardonnay grapes, of the big three Meursault is the most powerful and I like to say it is the most Californiaesque of all.  Meursault  may have a bit of an identity problem there are some Premier Cru vineyards, but no Grand Cru.

Meursault is situated on a prehistoric settlement once called Mont Mélian established as a Gallo-Roman camp.  The old Roman Fort remains are still visible on the hill (known and signposted as "La Montagne") above the village. The name of Meursault derives from muris saltus, the "mouse-leap" stream of the Ruisseau des Cloux, so named by the Roman soldiers.

 

 

 

Super Meursault Study at Wine Watch Wine Bar
Friday, August 11th
7:30pm

 

 

1996 Verget Meursault les Charmes 1er Cru
Price: $50.00    Your Price: $44.00
Quantity in Stock: 5

A great vintage in Burgundy and this wine has an average score of 90.7 on cellartracker.

 

1999 Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Meursault Genevrieres Premier Cru
Price: $395.00        Sale $347.60
Quantity in Stock: 3

This is one of the historic Domaines of Burgundy and Dominique Lafon took over from his father in 1984, initially with his brother Bruno.  In 1987, he gradually terminated the existing sharecropping agreements (9 year leases). Since when, the entire Estate of 13.80 hectares has been managed solely by the Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

Meursault  is  the  centre  of  the  four  communes  (Meursault,  Blagny,  Chassagne and Puligny) comprising that part of the Côte de Beaune known as the Côte des Blancs,  named for the quality and predominance of its white wines.

The  vineyards  are  spread  over  gentle  slopes,  between  230  and  360  metres  above sea level. The eastern orientation is ideal, allowing maximum sunlight.  Chalky soils with white marl is best suited to the Chardonnay grape.  The  Premier  Cru  Meursault  Genevrières"  appellation  applies  to  white  wines
only.

 

 

1999 Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes Premier Cru
Price: $295.00    Your Price: $259.60
Quantity in Stock: 4

(93-94 points) Highly nuanced, musky nose combines lemon, truffle and toasty, charred oak. Big, rich and vibrant; already wonderfully aromatic in the mouth. A large-scaled, layered wine that unfolds slowly and lingers long on the aftertaste. The old-vines component of this wine featured a full 13.8% alcohol with a low pH of 3.18. (10/2001)  Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 

 

2000 Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru
Price: $295.00    Your Price: $259.60
Quantity in Stock: 2

(93-96 points) The 2000 Meursault Perrieres exhibits intense smoke and mineral scents, and possesses great aromatic depth. Medium to full-bodied and vinous, this seamless stone and mineral-laden wine is rich, well-balanced, and exceptionally long in the finish. (12/2001)  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 


2000  Yves Boyer-Martenot Meursault Perrieres Premier Cru

After World War II, André Boyer inherited the Domaine from his mother Lucie, who up until then had been running the winery entirely by herself. In 1945 André married Juliette Devèze who was born and raised in the adjoining village of Puligny Montrachet. Yves their son continued his families tradition and married Marie Cécile Martenot, the daughter of a winemaker in Meursault. Vincent Boyer their son is now the newest owner of the Domaine.

From the Côte de Beaune 1er cru region of Meursault, this parcel of land has very rocky soil (‘pierre’ in French) hence the name «Les Perrières». Perrières is located above «Les Charmes» and next to the vineyards of Puligny Montrachet. From a very famous region this wine gives us all the finest flavours and aromas seducing our palates with sumptuous and evocative perfumes ending on hints of chestnuts.

 

 

2000 Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes Premier Cru

(91-94 Pionts) '(a blend of fruit coming from 35 and 75 year old vines all in Charmes Dessus, which is the best part directly below Perrières and abutting Combettes). Drop dead gorgeous aromas of impeccably pure citrus, hazelnut, brown butter and a trace of toasty oak combine with dramatic, round, intense flavors that display limestone, pear and impressive detail. This offers a finish that is rich, penetrating and prodigiously long. A great Charmes.' (Allen Meadows, Burghound.com)

 


2001 Michel Colin Deleger Les Corbins
Price: $59.00    Your Price: $51.92
Quantity in Stock: 8

As the nephew of the great Georges Deléger, Michel Colin inherited part of the Chevenottes vineyard, combining it with holdings from the Colin family’s domaine. Today, he is semi-retired.  He cannot let go completely, thank goodness. He still farms a few, small parcels, three in fact: Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Remilly, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles, and Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru.  Though the quantities that we are able to buy of each every year are miniscule, it is always a pleasure to continue to be able to taste wines from a mature master vintner with some of Chardonnay’s greatest terroirs.  All three vineyards are within a stone’s throw of one another, with En Remilly just around the corner on the south side of Chevalier-Montrachet and Puligny Les Demoiselles on the northern edge of Le Montrachet.

 

 

2004 Coche Dury Meursault Perrieres 1er Cru

(92 points) Ripe aromas of lime and minerals. Dense and broad but with lovely perfume; smells like a perfectly ripe peach. Impressively fat for a 2004. Finishes full and very long. (ST) (9/2006) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 


2004 Vincent Girardin Meursault Perrieres 1er Cru

(92 points) Captivating nose combines crushed rock, dried lavender and mineral salts. Dense, juicy and tactile, conveying a sweet-yet-dry impression and flavors of marzipan and sweet nuts. Rich but not particularly fat or fruity. In fact, this is classic, stony Perrieres. (9/2006) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 


2006 Coche Cury Meursault Genevrieres 1er Cru

(95 points) Knockout nose combines soft citrus fruits, lemon peel and stone. Wonderfully tactile and vibrant in the mouth, with an uncanny fine-grained, silky texture and explosive perfume to its soft citrus and stone flavors. Offers a rare combination of finesse and richness and conveys a light touch for the year. Beautifully balanced and complete Meursault. I found this extremely long wine impossible to spit. (ST) (10/2008) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 

Menu

Warm Epoisses puff pastry with nutmeg pear Chutney

White Burgundy Coq au Vin with aromatic herbs

 

 

This tasting is $250 per person and is limited to 14 tasters, for reservations call 954-523-9463.