Meursault is one of Burgundy’s largest appellations. Though it has no Grand Crus, its wines are among the most respected and sought-after in the world. With chalky soils and a low water table, Meursault produces prototypical white Burgundy: golden, rich, and perfect balance between roundness and mineral tension.
We’ve long bought our Meursault from the terrific Domaine Boyer-Martenot, but this spring we discovered another source that was too good to pass up. The Domaine Bohrmann makes a somewhat more modern style of Meursault — less oak, more electric, exquisitely polished.
Today we’re excited to introduce their Meursault “Vireuils,” an unusually sophisticated village-level Meursault.
Meursault from higher up the hill is more mineral that that from the flat, and Bohrmann’s Vireuils strikes a terrific balance: the rich intensity of classic Meursault from a ripe vintage combined with a linear tension that carries and elevates the form.
The nose is soft and rich, with expressive golden fruit and white flowers. The mouth is at once bright and full — there’s the roundness of Meursault with gorgeous, elegant minerality. And, as with all Bohrmann wines, careful and deft use of oak.
Bohrmann Meursault “Vireuils” 2017
bottle price: $59
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