“If gold were a flavor,” Matt Kramer once wrote, “it would taste like Meursault.” Though it has no Grand Cru, the wines of Meursault are some of the most sought after in the world. For most, the name recalls white Burgundies of decadence, opulence, and style.
Stretching across nearly 1000 acres, Meursault also spans a wide range of terroir, producing taught, elegant wines high on the slope, and softer, richer wines nearer the town. Today’s 2016 Meursault from the Domaine Boyer-Martenot is from the lower slopes, and draws on extremely old vines for extra concentration and depth.
Planted in 1924 by Vincent Boyer’s great grandmother Lucie, the “Ormeau” vineyard is named for the elm trees that once shared the clay-rich ground. This is classic, mouthfilling Meursault – showing peaches and citrus, with pear and a faint nuttiness in the nose. All of Boyer’s wines are rich, elegant, and complex, but “Ormeau” is among the most classically Meursault in the lineup.
Burghound calls this “beguiling,” “attractive,” and “very Meursault.” We’ve got lots of simple, brisk refreshing wines around for the carefree evenings of summer. But when you need a white with a bit more breeding and substance, look no further than Meursault.
Boyer-Martenot Meursault” Ormeau” 2016
bottle price : $69
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