Meursault Genevrières

Meursault GenevrièresLouis Latour

Louis Latour
Louis Latour
  • Production region Côte de Beaune
  • Color white
  • Classification 1er Cru
  • Vintage 2017

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Region : Côte de Beaune

Village : Meursault

Appellation : Meursault Premier Cru

Grape varieties: Chardonnay

The Vine Vinification & Ageing: Average vine age 35 years, Soil Stony marl, jurassic limestone, Average yield 40 hl/ha, Harvest Hand picked

Fermentation: Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation, Ageing 8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new  barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Description: Situated just south of Volnay and Pommard in the Côte de Beaune, Meursault is the most extensive southerly white wine commune of the Côte-d'Or. The perfect south-easterly exposure and the rocky and stony soils contribute greatly to the remarkable finesse of which the wines of Meursault are capable.‘Genevrières' comes from ‘genévrier' (juniper), a shrub with prickly needles and purple berries which enjoys the limestone soils of Burgundy. Many junipers were replaced by vines, hence the name of the juniper forms part of the name of many parcels of vines. The Meursault 1er Cru "Genevrières" is a great example of a fine Burgundy Chardonnay.

Cellaring Potential: 7-10 years

Food pairing: Chicken in cream sauce - skate in brown butter - white truffle risotto - Epoisses cheese

Serving temperature: 12-14°