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2019 Domaine Michelot, Meursault

One of the most respected domaines in Meursault, Michelot make beautifully saline, mineral white wines in a modern, terroir-driven style.  Jean-François Mestre and his son Nicolas run the domaine, but we first visited here over twenty years ago to taste with Nicolas' grandfather, Bernard Michelot.  Winemaking, now under Nicolas, is more modern: less new oak, less battonage, and more focus on retaining fruit purity and terroir.  Taut but delicious when young, Michelot's Meursaults age effortlessly.  The wines are enjoyed by Burgundy-lovers around the world but remain slightly below the critics' radar.  One Burgundy-insider tells us that Jean-François Coche-Dury (possibly Meursault's greatest winemaker) says that Michelot is hugely underrated; their wines can be had for a tenth of the price of equivalents from Coche-Dury, i.e. the price of a bottle of Coche almost buys you a case of Michelot.

The Meursault 'Les Grands Charrons' is a notch up from the village wine in price, but with added richness and wonderful saline, mineral freshness.  The Santenay Blanc 'Les Gravières' premier cru borders Chassagne and has more weight and seriousness to it than many a Chassagne or Meursault.  We are also fortunate to have allocations of two of the premiers crus, Les Charmes and Les Genevrières, both limited in availability and for long-term cellaring.

These are brilliant wines and we would recommend them highly.

Offered en primeur, landing autumn 2020

Domaine Michelot, Meursault

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Domaine Michelot, Meursault

 

Michelot is our favourite domaine in Meursault and we often sing the praises of their village and lieu-dit wines, not to mention the vanishingly small quantities of their bourgognes which we winkle out of them each year.   With all this good value on offer, the focus is taken off the brilliance of their premiers crus, particularly their Meursault 'Les Genevrières'. 

Meursault does not have a grand cru, but if did, Genevrières would surely be a candidate.  Named after the juniper trees which used to grow here, this premier cru produces some of the richest and most structured Meursaults from the appellation, with excellent ageing potential.  The soil is clay/limestone with a subsoil of pebbles, volcanic rock and white limestone. Michelot have two parcels in the middle of the slope, at 250-275 metres above sea level.  Known as "Genevrières Dessus", these higher parts of the cru produce superior wines to those from the lower slopes.

 

Michelot make beautifully saline, mineral white wines in a modern, terroir-driven style.  Genevrières always stands out when we taste their premiers crus from barrel each autumn.  Usually the most powerful and concentrated of the crus, it is also often the most reserved, with a wonderful spicy length on the palate.  

WHITE 2019 3 cases Domaine Michelot - Bourgogne Côte d'Or Chardonnay 75cl £195 per case of 12 Domaine Michelot
2019 / 3 cases / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
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WHITE 2019 4 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Clos St Felix, Monople 75cl £185 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / 4 cases / 75cl
£185 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 2 bottles Domaine Michelot - Meursault Clos St Felix, Monople (3 Litre) Jeroboam £180 per bottle Domaine Michelot
2019 / 2 bottles / Jeroboam
£180 per bottle
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WHITE 2019 3 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Genevrières 1er cru 75cl £330 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / 3 cases / 75cl
£330 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesMore open and aromatic than any vintage of Genevrières I can remember, with white flowers, candied citrus fruits and minerality. Nothing unbalanced or 'hot' about the palate at all, with citrus and tropical fruit notes and an extremely long and intense finish of spice. Likely drinking sooner than other vintages, perhaps from 3 years. RKL
WHITE 2019 2 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru 75cl £310 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£310 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 4 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Grands Charrons 75cl £210 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / 4 cases / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 6 cases Domaine Michelot - Santenay Blanc Les Gravières 1er cru 75cl £165 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / 6 cases / 75cl
£165 per case of 6
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