2014
Meursault Premier Cru Le Porusot

Chardonnay
Description

The Cuvée Signature range is a selection of reputed single vineyards villages, Premier and Grand Crus from Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune principally. They are produced in very limited quantities.
The village of Meursault is located at the heart of the Côte de Beaune's “golden triangle”, just north of Puligny-Montrachet. This is where some of the finest Chardonnays in the world come from.
Those of our Premier Cru “Le Porusot” (which meant “worn stone” in Old French) cover 28.2 acres.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, VA, and WV

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Deep yellow.

Aroma: 

Refined and powerful, mineral, with hints of white flowers. Aromas of butter, honey and citrus are also present.
 

Palate: 

Open, round with buttery flavours and toasted notes. Rich, full-bodied, with a soft fatty side.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

After three years of low yields, this vintage marks the return to normal, although there were a few disparities in some areas. In the springtime, the 2014 vintage looked like being an early one and the vines profited from the hot and dry weather, which indicated an abundant harvest and healthy vines. The harvest nonetheless was affected in some places by shatter, when certain flowers do not develop into fruit. During summer, the Bourgogne winegrowing region was hit by violent hailstorms. The damage was very considerable in some places, particularly in certain appellations on the Côte de Beaune and around the village of Lugny.  For some of these vineyards, this was the second or even third
consecutive year they have suffered in this way, seeing their hopes of a good harvest destroyed in a matter of moments. In summer, the sun appeared to have gone on vacation elsewhere, and the advance gained at the start of the cycle was soon lost. However, despite the wet and chilly weather, maturation began to gather pace at the end of August. The sun returned along with a northerly wind during the first few days of September, providing ideal conditions for optimum ripening and ensuring the grapes remain in good health. The Bourgogne winegrowing region, like France's other winegrowing regions, experienced a few pockets of sour rot. But this occasional phenomenon was localized and was an exception in an otherwise very healthy year. The harvest began in mid-September, in the sunshine and in good humor. The grapes brought into the wineries were ripe, healthy and aromatic, and promising wonderful cuvées…

 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaun
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: Mid-September, 2014
  • Aging Potential: 7+ Years
  • Aged: 12 months in 30% new French oak 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Red Snapper
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Avocado and Baby Asparagus Salad
Sauces:
Cream Sauces – butter
Grains:
Rich Pastas
$95