The village of Meursault nestles amongst the perfectly aligned Chardonnay vines, surrounded by the equally famous villages of Volnay and Pommard to the north, and Puligny Montrachet to the south. All are illustrious winemaking areas, each having a unique expression of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay depending on their equally unique terroir. Meursault is our favourite for Chardonnay and the Domaine Francois Gaunoux our winemaker of choice, especially their walled monopole climat, Clos de Tavaux.
“A clear and bright golden-green colour, a nose of great finesse with aromas of lime, hawthorn and butter notes, hazelnuts and honey depending on the “climat”, i.e the soil – that’s the calling card of a Meursault wine. Whether you’re an amateur or a connoisseur, the aromatic power of the wine of Meursault, a magical balance between smoothness and freshness, and its length on the palate impress.” (Beaune Tourism)
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