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Meursault les Gouttes d'Or

Premier cru – Côte de Beaune

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Growing on thin sloping ground, located in the path of the winds of the Auxey valley, Meursault les Gouttes d’Or is an upright racy Cru, powerful on the palate, with tremendous vivacity. Despite its evocative name (meaning drops of gold), this Premier Cru is not any more golden than its neighbours; on the contrary, it is generally crystal clear. However, it is probably the Meursault with the greatest ageing potential.

The vineyards of MJ TRICOT are entrusted to the house of Bouchard Père et Fils, providing the extensive expertise of its winemakers and cellar master to create products of excellence.

  • Harvest : manual, in small 13 kg boxes; careful manual sorting of each cluster.
  • Vinification : Vinification: pressing in two phases – evacuation of the first juices, then pressing in two-hour cycles.
  • Maturing : 9 to 10 months in French oak barrels, using 15% new barrels depending on the vintage, then 3 to 4 months in stainless steel vats.
  • Ageing : in the cellars of the ancient Beaune castle, that provide natural conditions perfectly suited to the Premiers Crus.
  • Tasting note : a very aromatic bouquet with notes of candied fruit and flowers combining both vivacity and smoothness. Fragrant on the palate, this wine remains rich and sweet without any heaviness. Good laying down potential.
  • Food pairing : fish and seafood, creamy poultry, foie gras.
  • Serving temperature : between 12 °C and 14 °C
  • Laying down potential : 5 to 7 years or more
  • Variety : Chardonnay
  • Orientation : east/south-east
  • Soil of the appellation: limestone
  • Acreage of the estate : 0.1575 hectares
  • Average parcel age : 50 years