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.