2017 Meursault-Blagny, La Genelotte, 1er Cru, Comtesse de Chérisey, Burgundy

2017 Meursault-Blagny, La Genelotte, 1er Cru, Comtesse de Chérisey, Burgundy

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2017 Meursault-Blagny, La Genelotte, 1er Cru, Comtesse de Chérisey, Burgundy

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A monopole of the estate, the vines here are over 60 years old. There is impressive concentration, with a generosity on the attack which gives way to a saline thread of acidity, providing a mouth-watering finish.  A wine of great potential. Drink 2023-2030.

Harvest began here on 29th August, with wines fermented and aged for the first year in barrel, before being transferred to tank to preserve freshness. Laurent has used less than 10 percent new oak across the range, arguing that a barrel is a container rather than a flavouring. He feels that 2017 has similarly ripe fruit to his (hugely successful) 2015s, but with a little more freshness and purity.

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Wine Advocate92-94/100
Wine Advocate92-94/100
The 2017 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte reveals suggestions of crisp green orchard fruit, lemon oil, crushed chalk and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, glossy but tensile with broad shoulders, brisk acids, lovely purity and a searingly mineral finish. It's another lovely wine from Laurent Martelet which will delight Burgundy purists.
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Domaine Comtesse de Cherisey

Domaine Comtesse de Cherisey

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Meursault

Meursault

There are more top producers in Meursault than in any other commune of the Côte d’Or. Certainly it is the most famous and popular of the great white appellations. Its wines are typically rich and savoury with nutty, honeyed hints and buttery, vanilla spice from the oak.

Even though it is considerably larger than its southerly neighbours Chassagne and Puligny, Meursault contains no Grands Crus. Its three best Premiers Crus, however – Les Perrières, Les Genevrières and Les Charmes – produce some of the region’s greatest whites: they are full, round and powerful, and age very well. Les Perrières in particular can produce wines of Grand Cru quality, a fact that is often reflected in its price. Meursault has also been one of the driving forces of biodynamic viticulture in the region, as pioneered by Lafon and Leflaive.

Many of the vineyards below Premier Cru, known as ‘village’ wines, are also well worth looking at. The growers vinify their different vineyard holdings separately, which rarely happens in Puligny or Chassagne. Such wines can be labelled with the ‘lieu-dit’ vineyard alongside (although in smaller type to) the Meursault name.

Premier Cru Meursault should be enjoyed from five to 15 years of age, although top examples can last even longer. Village wines, meanwhile, are normally at their best from three to 10 years.

Very occasionally, red Meursault is produced with some fine, firm results. The best red Pinot Noir terroir, Les Santenots, is afforded the courtesy title of Volnay Santenots, even though it is actually in Meursault.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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