Vineyard: From 3 parcels in Meursault, including Les Clous et le Limousin
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
A classic Meursault nose features notes of hazelnut, pear and acacia blossom. There is fine richness and vibrancy to the still well-defined middle weight flavors that are presently on the tightly wound side but I suspect that this moderately complex effort will flesh out and thus be accessible after only a few years of bottle age. In sum, this is perfectly competent but not really distinguished.