Vineyard: From 3 parcels in Meursault, including Les Clous et le Limousin
Orientation: Multiple parcels, mostly oriented east
Viticulture: Viticulture is “lutte raisonée” (reasoned organic). Jean-Philippe aims to know his vines, and to work with them to find a healthy equilibrium. Grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: Fermentations take place in barrel and wine goes through malo in barrel.
Aging: 12+ months in barrel (1/6 new), plus 3-6 months in tank
Pale, bright yellow. Lemon drop, grapefruit and white flowers on the nicely perfumed nose, plus a subtle note of spicy oak. Tactile, lemony and precise, with subtle saline minerality giving oomph to the middle palate of this surprisingly intense, brisk wine. Delivers striking salinity for village wine, and finishes subtly persistent and firm. Balanced from day one but has the energy and spine to evolve positively in bottle. A very successful village wine with excellent length.