Premier Cru Mersault Genevrieres

Description: In the past, juniper (genevrières) must have surrounded the splendid vineyards of Meursault, thus inspiring their name. As early as 1855 this prestigious appellation of origin had already been classified as a “tête de cuvée” (top-quality wines produced from the first pressing of the grapes) by Dr. Lavalle in his renowned book Histoire et Statistiques de la Vigne et des Grands Vins de la Côte-d’Or. At the time, the classifications Premier Cru and Grand Cru were not used yet. Bouchard Père & Fils owns 2.65 hectares of Meursault Genevrières, usually the first Chardonnay the winery harvests.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Row orientation: East-southeast
Soil type: Gravelly clay and limestone soil with traces of iron
Total appellation area of production: 2.65 hectares
Total domaine area of production: 2.65 hectares

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Tasting note: Subtle fruit and floral nose with toasty notes. Full bodied, but elegant, no heaviness whatsoever, with the characteristic liveliness of Les Genevrières. A voluptuous wine. Ageworthy.
Serving suggestion: Fish in sauce, foie gras. Serve at 12–14°C
Aging potential: 5–7 years or more
Harvest: Hand harvest in small 13 kg boxes. Every grape is carefully hand sorted.
Aging: 9–10 months in French oak with up to 15% new barrels, depending on the vintage, and 3–4 months in stainless steel vats.
Bottle aging: The cellars in the bastions of the old Château de Beaune provide naturally ideal conditions for aging Premiers Crus.

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