Meursault 1st Cru Gouttes d'Or 2018

  • White
  • 75 cl

The Meursault 1st Cru "Les Gouttes d'Or" is one of Meursault's finest vintages. Here in exceptional year 2018 it is particularly successful by Domaine Bernard Millot.

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Meursault 1st Cru Gouttes d'Or 2018

  • Complex

  • Powerful

  • Mineral

  • Fruity

  • Woody

Perfectionist, Bernard Millot will focus on giving his Meursault all the fat, roundness and clarity sought in Meursault wines. These qualities will of course be accentuated in a Meursault 1st Cru.

Here, with the famous Climate "La Goutte d'Or" in Premier Cru, we find a rich, opulent, structured wine with remarkable persistence. At the same time ample and delicate, it is very expressive on the nose as well as in the mouth. A great Burgundy wine of incredible expression and richness!

Flexible, balanced and round, this Meursault 1st Cru 2018 can be kept for up to 10 years after its harvest.

The plot of the place called "The Golden Drops" is located on an clay-limestone soil, composed on the surface of a thin layer of earth and then below
cracked boulders. The parcel is located in the median of the hillside.

The golden side of the Meursault is of course amplified with aging, participating in the visual nobility of this great Burgundy wine.
 

Service temperature:

12 to 14 degrees

Map of the Meursault appellation:

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caractéristiques

  • Appellation

    Premier Cru
  • Type of Wine

    Quiet
  • Wine Making

    Oak casks
  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay
  • Harvest

    Manual
  • Burgundy Region

    Côte de Beaune
  • Vintage

    2018
  • Service

    12 to 14 degrees
appellation

Meursault

Wine Characteristics


There are observable but minor differences between the wines of the different Climats (named plots). In most cases, Meursault is greeny-gold in colour or canary yellow, leaning towards bronze as it ages. Limpid and brilliant, it sometimes exhibits silvery highlights. Its bouquet has strong aromas of ripe grapes. The young wine is redolent of toasted almonds and hazelnuts in a floral (mayflower, elder, bracken, lime, verbena) and mineral (flint) setting. Butter, honey, and citrus fruits are also present. On the palate it is rich and fat with a cheerful and appealing taste of hazelnut. Unctuousness and freshness are in silky balance. Long and structured, it needs time to mature - this is a great white wine for laying down.

Wine Steward’s Tip


Its aromatic power and exceptional balance between fat and acidity make it an aristocrat among burgundies. Unsurprisingly, it has a natural affinity with noble and fine-textured fish or meat, which it can match without overpowering. It performs a similar feat with joints of veal or poultry in white sauce, which are rendered sublime by the wine’s unctuous texture and long, distinguished acidity. Still better are grilled lobster, crawfish, or king prawns in sauce - dishes whose aromatic intensity and crisp texture match the lively and supple balance of the wine. Even blue cheeses and foie gras take to it immediately.
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C.
 

Situation


The hard Comblanchian limestone which disappears deep underground around Nuits-Saint-Georges reappears here where, as one moves southward, red wines give way to whites. Nowhere in the Côte de Beaune does the
Chardonnay grape do better than it does here. Along the village streets are a succession of little houses belonging to the vineyard workers, mixed with more imposing dwellings. The stone-work on the 53 metre-high church tower looks like it could be the work of fairies. The excellent soils were planted with vines by the monks of Cîteaux as early as 1098. A small amount of red wine is produced here, though white definitely dominates. Meursault’s appellation of origin status dates from 1937.
 

Terroirs

The best soils are found at heights of 260 metres with exposures along an arc between East and South. They consist of Jurassic marls and marly limestones.
There are some patches of magnesian limestone. The ancient callovien limestone and argovien marls shave the crus.

Source : https://www.bourgogne-wines.com

Wine Estate

Domaine Bernard Millot

Bernard Millot is one of the producers of Grands Vins de Meursault, who is particularly attached to the finesse and purity of the wines.

His son Aurélien is currently taking over the flambaut in continuity.

Domaine Millot has 8 hectares of vines mainly in the Meursault and Meursault Premiers Crus appellations, but not only. it also produces red wines and regional appellations.