Daily Wine 9/23/2017

Initially, this wine is reductive and needs some time to aerate by either decanting or in the glass. Notes of baked apples, hazelnuts, preserved lemon, thyme, vanilla, and creamy texture. An extended, complex finish. 

Daily Wine 9/23/17:

Bernard Dugat-Py – Meursault – 2012

  • This wine is 100% Chardonnay from the village of Meursault in the Côte d’Or of Burgundy, France.
  • The Chardonnay was planted around 1946 and ferments in stainless steel tanks from a couple plots within the 315 ha (780 acres) area.
  • Bernard purchases all of the fruit.
  • Murassalt the village is mentioned in 1090 in the Cluny abbey Charter and is derived from the ancient French Marem Salicem “male willow” after the willow trees.
  • Soils here are a clay/limestone blend.
  • Meursault borders Volnay to the north and Chassagne-Montrachet to the south and has no Grand Cru vineyards. It does, however, have seventeen Premier Cru vineyards planted to both red and white grapes.
  • Meursault often produces the softest, richest, and most rounded Chardonnay in comparison to Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet.
  • Annual production ranges between 600-900 bottles.
  • The wine sees 18 to 20 monts ageing in French oak casks and 60% of those are new.
  • Bernard Dugat and Jacqueline Py founded the winery in 1994 and Bernard makes the wine.
  • Pair with salmon and beurre blanc, potato salad, or fresh pasta with a cream-based sauce.

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