This is a white burgundy from the Meursault appellation in the heart of the Cotes de Beaune. Alongside the neighbouring villages of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet, Meursault is renowned for producing some of the greatest examples of Chardonnay in the world. This quintessential example from the Drouhin estate is absolutely sublime, opening with aromas of honey, hazelnut butter and chamomile. One of Meursault’s signatures is the savoury, nutty characteristics which it develops ageing in barrel, in this case 12 months in 25% new oak, and here this is balanced with a silky finish which lingers with flavours of yellow plum and gingerbread.
Joseph Drouhin, a Chablis native, arrived in Beaune at the heart of Burgundy in 1880 and founded the winery and negotiant business which is now in the hands of his four great grandchildren – Philippe, Veronique, Laurent and Frederic. The family own vineyards throughout Burgundy including the prestigious Clos des Mouches and Clos de Vougeot appellations. Oak aged wines such as this are able to carry richer sauces or more savoury and aromatic dishes such as King Prawns in Garlic Butter or Roast Chicken served with a cream-based sauce. 13.5% ABV.