Dear wines lovers,
It is very classic to say, but I truly think that white burgundies are, in the big picture, the best white wines of France.
Within the myriad of Burgundy's appellations--like Corton-Charlemagne, Ladoix or Puligny-Montrachet--one in particular is deep in my heart just because it touched it many times: Meursault*. Located in the heart of these little appellations, it is for me a very good compromise between the powerfulness of a Montrachet and the fruitiness of a Pernand-Vergelesses.
Burgundy is the kingdom of Chardonnay (and Pinot for red wines) and with its famous Cotes de Beaune Mount, it expresses itself differently depending on the altitude, orientation and subsoil--not to mention vine growing, family wine making traditions and techniques.
Meursault can be drunk "on the fruit" but its evolution into nut** aromas is really worth the wait. Since it is often aged in barrels, it will also give vanilla a taste and will be a perfect match for almond trout with a light lemon sauce.
Vincent Girardin whose family winemaking is rooted since 11 generations, the old Chateau de Meursault that you can visit (or last least virtually at http://www.meursault.com/meursault/uk/index.htm), the famous and well-known Louis Jadot brand are 3 reliable references but best of all is without a doubt Leroy. If you find a 1989, you will experience now what is this nutty taste. Otherwise in the current available vintages, 2002 is the one of the last decade. So don't hesitate to get 3 bottles and age 2 of them.
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