Meursault Cuvee Charles Maxime 2017

LATOUR-GIRAUD

Meursault Cuvee Charles Maxime
2017

Product code
243998
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte de Beaune
Appellation
Meursault
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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

Together with Puligny, Chassange and Blagny, the vineyards of Mersault are set on 7km in the Côte de Beaune, known as "La Côte des Blancs". These four villages produce the most fabulous dry white wines in the world, only the very rare white wines of Corton Charlemagne, Vougeot and Musigny might compete against.

Winemaking notes

Only the free run juice is fermented with wild, natural yeasts in barrels of which 20% 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

Exclusively produced at the estates' vineyards, the Mersault from Domaine Latour Giraud conveys elegance and femininity. The wine display roundness, softness and fresh acidity with nuances of hazelnuts.

Press reviews

Vinous

(88-90) POINTS

September 2018

Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of ripe stone fruits, lemon peel, anise and flowers. Densely packed but light on its feet, showing subtle salinity to its fresh fruit flavors. A distinctly pretty wine with lovely acid lift.

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