The wines of Domaine Michelot Mere et Fille are sumptuous, concentrated and tailor made for mid-term drinking due to a fairly traditional style of winemaking. Aged in 1/3 new French oak with extended lees contact, they are then cellared for several years and released late from the Domaine.
Today, these Michelots are excellent examples of Premier Cru White Burgundy drinking at their peak: "Fat, creamy mouthfeel with a great sense of place, or 'goût de terroir.' Textbook Meursault with all of the pre-requisite flavor profiles. Hazelnuts, spiced apple and pears with a fair amount of ripe acids to give it thrust. Having developed wonderful secondary nuances, you rarely get quality domestic chardonnay at this price point."
Everyone from the sophisticated Burg aficionado looking for 1er Cru value, to any lover of Chardonnay that wants to see what aged Burgundy is all about will appreciate these picks.
I am confident that the wines will provide you an outstanding experience for your summer cocktail parties, dinners and brunches.
Where In The World?
For over 1000 years, some of the best wines of France have come from the vines surrounding the town of Meursault in the Côte de Beaune.
The eastern aspect of the slope paired with marl and chalk soil creates near ideal conditions for growing chardonnay grapes. Much of Meursault has, at one point or another, been planted with Pinot Noir, but chardonnay certainly rules the AOC.
In addition to excellent environment factors, the high water table, which enables residents to carve unusually cold and deep cellars, has fueled the wine business in Meursault.