Burgundians have made wine in Meursault since 1098. Over the last nine centuries the village has proudly earned its glowing reputation, and today is among the most sought after wines in the world. Though it has no Grand Cru vineyards, Meursault’s wines are shimmering white Burgundies at their finest.
We began buying from Vincent Boyer more than a decade ago, and since then the international wine press has widely acclaimed him as a rising star. One of our favorites each year is his Meursault “Narvaux,” a village level white considered among Meursault’s finest. Boyer coaxes his 70 year old Chardonnay vines into perfect expressions of this extraordinary terroir.
Burghound named this wine “Outstanding” and a “Top Value” for the vintage. He awarded 90 points, finding “volume and richness,” with a “classic Meursault nose.” We loved this wine from the barrel, and found it even better in bottle.
The nose shows baked lemons, pineapple, flowers and stones. The mouth is typical Meursault, a perfect balance of rich golden fruit and stony depth — weight and richness without heaviness. Serve this a just a bit below room temperature, with veal or chicken in a cream sauce.
Boyer-Martenot Meursault “Narvaux” 2017
bottle price: $69
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