Meursault is an appellation from the Côte de Beaune. The vineyards are located to the south of Beaune and cover a surface of 395,84 hectares. Meursault is best known for its white wines which represent 97% of production (382,32 ha). The name "les Rougeots" is derived an ancient diease known as "rougeot parasitaire" (black rot) that turned the vine leaves red or 'rouge'. This is undoubtedly the origin of this vineyard's name as the leaves here have a tendency to turn red...
The subsoil is mainly composed of clay and limestone. The grapes for this wine were harvested from different vineyards located both on the flatlands and on the slopes. The vines enjoy southern and south-eastern exposure.
The grapes were hand-picked and sorted manually as soon as they arrived at the winery. They were then pressed in a pneumatic press which allows for perfect extraction of the juices without over pressing the grapes. Vinification and ageing took place in wooden barrels with a proportion of 20% new oak.
COLOUR : Gold.
NOSE : Aromas of white blossoms.
PALATE : Fat at first, opening up to beautiful minerality. Lovely structure. Well-integrated oak. Powerful on the finish.
Lobster, crayfish, poultry or veal in cream sauce, foie gras and blue cheese.
12 à 14°C
5 to 8 years