Jean-Claude Boisset, Meursault Le Limozin, 2018
Region: Meursault, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
Pale gold in colour. Very fine bouquet with aromas of ripe fruit and citrus. This wine is very mineral for a Meursault and shows good acidity before the fresh finish.
With nearly 400 hectares of vines, Meursault is a key appellation in Burgundy. The fairly gentle slopes at 260m above sea level have easterly exposure. Soil here is mostly clay with limestone. Of the thirty or so climats, with their good hillside location, a few are famed for their exceptional white village wines. 'Le Limozin', named after the stream En Limosin that used to flow near the vineyard, is an excellent example. Often described as 'a Premier Cru dressed as Village', Limozin is located close to Charmes. The vines here are single Guyot trained and up to 80 years old, making it one of the oldest sites in the appellation, with yields of approximately 45 hectolitres per hectare.
Jean-Claude Boisset is a family-owned wine company founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin and today the company is based in Les Ursulines, a former convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and run by his children Jean-Charles and Nathalie. In 2018, they opened a new state-of-the-art winery, which reflects their modern, technical approach to winemaking. The wines have been made by Grégory Patriat since 2002. He previously worked as head viticulturalist and assistant winemaker at the legendary Domaine Leroy, and has brought a detailed, vineyard-led approach to Jean-Claude Boisset