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Meursault Charmes

Premier cru – Côte de Beaune

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In medieval Burgundy, ‘Charme’ meant communal land allowed to revert to nature. This name comes from the deformation of the word ‘chaume’ (thatch). Facing the sunrise on moderately flat ground, the Meursault ‘Charmes’ vineyard is known for producing opulent wines, among the finest of the appellation. Its classification as ‘best of the cuvee’ was first obtained in 1855.

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 : 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:  Elegant bouquet with notes of fruits and flowers. Round and silky on the palate, a very admirable wine.
  • Food pairing : fish and shellfish in sauce, foie gras.
  • Serving temperature : between 12 °C and 14 °C
  • Laying down potential :  5 to 7 years or more
  • Variety : Chardonnay
  • Orientation : east/south-eastt
  • Soil of the appellation : stony clay limestone with traces of iron
  • Acreage of the estate : 0.2793 hectares
  • Average parcel age : 52 years