Crafted from Maison Drouhins ‘Charmes’ Premier Cru vineyard in the southern part of Meursault. Named ‘Charmes’ after the sites southern exposure to the sun and mild slopes affording a beautiful view over the valley. Very gentle pressing affords fruit purity and freshness. The wine then goes directly into French oak barrels (25% new) after “débourbage” (decanting of white wine to reduce sediment) for a period of 12 months. Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2019 opens with aromas of honeycomb, baking spices and toasted bread. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with ample richness and a long, indulgently creamy finish from the oak influence. A Meursault of class and longevity.
“At first sight, the wine is a perfect illustration of its place name. It is worthy of the wonderful Meursault whose colour is golden without being yellow. The nose, concentrated and elegant, full without being heady, evokes aromas of almond, warm bread just taken out of the oven, hot croissant, then, fine spice and finally grilled dried fruit. The flavours are at the same refined level as the aromas. The body is round without being heavy; the acidity is well integrated and is never biting. The texture feels like silk without the alcohol ever being dominant. The wine develops on the palate and opens up fully until the very long aftertaste brings back some of the precious aromas felt in the bouquet: almond paste and hot brioche”. – Véronique Boss-Drouhin