2019 Meursault, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur, Burgundy

2019 Meursault, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur, Burgundy

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2019 Meursault, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur, Burgundy

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This is from 0.27 hectares, from Dessous and between Clos de la Perrière and the Puligny border. It’s astonishing this year, so voluptuous that the terroir seems almost unreadable. The mineral notes eventually emerge, blinking under the presence of such power. In concentration terms, this is on par with the richer Grand Crus of the Montrachet hill. Drink 2025-2040. 
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Neal Martin, Vinous92-94/100
Jasper Morris MW93-95/100
Neal Martin, Vinous92-94/100
The 2019 Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru comes from a single parcel in Perrières-Dessus planted in 1983. This has far more detail than the Charmes with crushed stone infusing the delineated citrus fruit. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine, slightly waxy texture, sublte notes of praline and nectarine infusing the citrus fruit, quite tension with just the right amount of salinity breaking through on the finish. Excellent.
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Jasper Morris MW93-95/100
Fine bright mid lemon colour. Individual detail is not yet showing but there is good class and energy. The 2019 Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault Perrières is quite a reserved wine at the moment. While there is plenty of power behind, the mineral acidity thread which this vintage needs runs through the middle: the spinal column which gives it soemthing extra. Not too plump a style, just a very good wine.
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About this WINE

Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur – along with current winemaker François – was born of the marriage of Vincent Bitouzet (of Volnay) and Ann Prieur (of Meusault), bringing together two distinguished Burgundian families.

The domaine has a red cellar next door to Lafarge (who are distant cousins) and a white cellar in Meursault, with reds making up approximately 60 percent of production.

The estate’s notable vineyard holdings include a selection of the finest Premier Cru sites in Volnay and Meursault. The whites are elegant and restrained, rather than being broad-shouldered, old-fashioned Meursault. The reds are de-stemmed, with new oak kept to a modest level.

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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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