Joseph Drouhin Meursault 200575cl
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Description of Joseph Drouhin Meursault 2005
Joseph Drouhin Meursault 2005 (Chardonnay)
Meursault is situated a few miles South of Beaune. It is a close neighbour of Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. The three villages together make up the famous Côte des Blancs in Burgundy. The origin of the name Meursault is somewhat controversial. Some people believe it is derived from the Latin "Muris Saltus" translated as "jump of a mouse". More probably, it comes from an old Celtic root, "mare", meaning swamp : the lower part of the village is actually on very flat land. Fortunately, the real appellation area is on chalky soil of a light brown colour, with many broken stones that reflect the sun during the day. It is a dry, poor soil, perfect to grow Chardonnay, the only variety used in this appellation.
Meursault is a wine with a luminous gold colour, intense fragrance and refined flavours. It is full bodied without being heavy, with a long lasting finish.
Meursault can be served alone as an aperitif with smoked salmon. At dinner, Meursault is recommended with delicate fish dishes, lobster, foie gras or even poultry, as well as fresh goat cheese.
Winemaker's notes from Wine.com
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With its 73 hectares (182.5 acres), the Joseph Drouhin Domaine is one of the largest estates in the region. It owns vineyards in all of Burgundy: Chablis (38 hectares - 95 acres), Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, (32 hectares - 80 acres), Côte Chalonnaise (3 hectares - 7.5 acres). It is comprised of a majority of Premier and Grand Crus, planted with the two Burgundian grape varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay.More about the Winery
Reviews of Joseph Drouhin Meursault 2005
Typical opacity of a Joseph Drouhin. Notes of white fruits such as apples. A nice woody flavour.
I had it with a good cheese.
A Chardonnay with a very dull colour. As soon as I smelled it, I noticed the white flowers scent. Taste of blackberries and wild fruits.
A 2014 is perfect with boiled shrimp.
A very good wine.