Three wine tastings in Meursault, France


Burgundy, our favourite wine region in the world; it has everything, history, architecture, food, nice people …. and ample opportunities for wine tasting.
We usually stay in Pommard or Meursault but they are villages so close to each other it hardly matters, unless you want to focus your wine tasting on white (Chardonnay) or red (Pinot Noir). Last year it was Meursault and there are two great places we favour for visits for quite different reasons.

First, Chateau De Meursault, not as prestigious as it used to be but a new owner working hard to transform the place. Wonderful cellars to visit, a classy tasting you pay for, and relatively expensive wines for sale.

Second, Francois Gaunoux, house and winemaking in Meursault but tasting room and brasserie in Volnay. Great lunches here, excellent free tasting of their range of Meursaults, with some reds of Pommard too. Go during the week and be served by Fred!

Gaunox

Francois Gaunox – Meursault/Volnay

Our first ever tasting in Meursault was in 1987, over the weekend of their festival at the premises of Domaine Ropiteau, no longer owned by Ropiteau, but still in a good position in the centre of the village. Haven’t tasted their wines since 1987 and it WAS the first winemaker and cellars we ever visited too.

In reality, visiting a French wine village in Burgundy gives multiple opportunities for wine tasting and all things related to wine travel. Meet the winemakers, feel their passion, experience the culture, try the local foods often cooked in wine, and maybe buy a bottle or two to take home. Meursault fits the bill on all of these things.

 



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9 replies

  1. I love the charm of the wineries in France. Way different than local ones in Wisconsin!

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  2. Got any favorite wineries? Or favorite wine visit experiences?

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    • Most are buried away in the Wine Travel item on my top menu under “Wine”.

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    • I couldn’t reply much before as I was at a wine tasting in an English vineyard close to my home, Bothy Vineyard in Oxfordshire! Most of my favourite winemakers are in Burgundy, top for me is Michel Rebourgeon in Pommard where I taste from the barrel every year. Next is Francois Gaunoux in Meursault then a wine Cooperative in Beaune, Nuiton Beaunoy. I visit Chablis regularly where I like another Cooperative La Chablisienne. Generally cooperatives are good value and very friendly. You might like to read my Wines 101 section on my blog as I start now to collect some of the best wines in the world on my bucket list, starting in Chablis then Alsace for a week in mid July.

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      • I am still learning a lot about Burgundy, my “area of expertise” is Piemonte. But I have been to a few wineries in Bourgogne, all of which have been incredibel! Hope to go back again soon!

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        • Visits are very important to fully enjoying wines, something I’m writing an article on for next Wednesday post I’m sure you’ll be interested in. You might also be interested in the Wine Century Club, a concept of tasting 100+ different grape varieties to become a member. My first article on it was here https://wp.me/p3R1tV-1aL

          I’ve also copied the link for you showing some of my favourites in Burgundy here https://wp.me/p3R1tV-ZB

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  3. I haven’t really got a favourite region of France. I prefer the north to the south, Brittany, Normandy and especially the north east. Sadly I have no plans for France this year.

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