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