Domaine Rene Monnier - Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2010Bourgogne
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay from 45 year old vines
Harvest: By hand only
Note: The village of Meursault also hosts one of the three glorious feasts of Burgundy during the third weekend of November. On the Monday after the Hospices de Beaune sale some 600 local growers and guests gather at noon for the Paulee de Meursault, an end-of-harvest feast revived in 1920 by Comte Jules Lafon. Everybody brings their own bottles to share with other tables.
Vinification: Traditional Vinification. The wine is aged for thirteen months in oak barrels, of which 30% is new oak.
Colour: Light gold
Taste: Beautiful integration of oak with rich, elegantly styled fruit through to a wonderful long and well sustained finish.
Serve: Chilled with veal in cream sauces, fish and lobster