Perfectionists, Bernard and Aurélien Millot will focus on giving this Meursault 2018 all the fat, roundness and gourmet side sought in the wines of Meursault, but also a very beautiful finesse.
Here we find a white wine from Burgundy very accomplished and already very expressive, both on the nose and in the mouth. At the same time ample and delicate, it allows access to a very large Burgundy wine with confidence and at a competitive price.
Already very pleasant and balanced thanks to the beautiful maturity of the vintage, this Meursault village 2018 of the place called "Les Terres Blanches" can be easily kept for 5 years.
12 to 14 degrees
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.
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.
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.
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.