Meursault 1er cru Charmes 2017

LATOUR-GIRAUD

Meursault 1er cru Charmes
2017

Product code
762924
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Beaune
Appellation
Meursault
Classification
1er cru
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

The Latour-Giraud estate has been established in the village of Meursault for many generations. Focused primarily on Meursault, the estate owns an impressive range of Premier Cru and Villages vineyards between 20 and 50+ years old, such as the largest Premier Cru Genevrières vineyard in which two thirds of the vines are more than 50 years old. Latour-Giraud specializes in white burgundy, which accounts for 80% of their production. They own an impressive 2 ha within Mersault, and also have...

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Notes about product

The vineyard is divided into two parts by a path east of the Perrières, along Puligny – the largest of the 1er Cru of Mersault with 31 hectares. The land is flat with deep soil, producing robust vines and wines generous in depth and body, developing early qualities of both a pronounced bouquet and a rich texture.

Winemaking notes

Only the free run juice is fermented with wild, natural yeasts in barrels of which 25% is new. The wines are kept on their lees an appropriate time to balance texture and acidity while racking is kept to a minimum. The whites are fined, but not filtered, and bottled by hand. Unlike many producers who bottle all their wines at once, Latour-Giraud carefully monitors each wine and bottles at the optimal time over a 6 month period.

Tasting notes

This is creamy, with toasty aromas as well as ripe pear and quince fruit notes. This wine has a long, toasty finish. Fresh, bright acidity and well balanced. Pair with fois gras or fatty fish and seafoods.

Press reviews

Vinous

(91-94) POINTS

September 2018

(aging in 25% new oak): Pale-medium yellow. Subtly perfumed nose combines lemon drop, nectarine, mirabelle and hazelnut. Strong and sappy but smooth as well, showing lovely fruit intensity and depth. A firm mineral underpinning contributes to the wine's impression of precision and youthful linearity, and its touch of sweetness is perfectly buffered by sound acidity. A very refined, fine-grained, promising Charmes with noteworthy energy and rising length. The crop level here was a reasonable 39 hectoliters per hectare, according to Jean-Pierre Latour.

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Burghound.com

92 Outstanding

June 2019

A ripe and quite spicy nose offers up notes of honeysuckle, white peach, roasted nut and a hint of acacia. The exceptionally rich, even opulent flavors coat the palate with dry extract before terminating in a clean, intense and discreetly mineral-suffused finale. I really like the sappy, even seductive, texture thanks to the abundant extract and this should age effortlessly.

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