Dear to the Delaunay’s due to family ties, Meursault stands as a universal reference for Burgundy’s great Chardonnays. However, due to its varied terroirs and the growers’ different approaches, the style of Meursault wines differs significantly from one cuvée to another. A blend of grapes from several plots, Edouard Delaunay’s Meursault represents our own interpretation of the appellation: precise balance between opulence and maturity on the one hand, and freshness and elegance on the other.
Of the three Côte de Beaune villages that are world renowned for their great white wines, Meursault is the largest in surface area. Its calcareous clay terroir presents a variety of nuances depending on location. The grapes that go into this Meursault “village” cuvée were sourced from four plots scattered around the village. These multiple origins result in a final blend that is complex and highly representative of the Meursault appellation in its entirety.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The grapes from each plot were vinified separately in order to preserve the typicity of each terroir. The grapes were pressed gently and the juices were allowed to settle, after which vinification was conducted entirely in barrels (30% new oak). Only a portion of the cuvée underwent malolactic fermentation. During the ageing period, regular and thorough stirring was performed to enrich the wine’s texture and lend subtle notes of brioche. Barrel ageing lasted 10 months.
Beautiful, luminous pale yellow in colour. The first nose is redolent of fresh vegetal notes: hazelnut, linden, jasmine and delicate white blossoms. A touch of barley sugar opens up to scents of citrus fruit (lemon, lime, blood orange). Then come aromas of raspberry and strawberry, followed by vanilla. The palate starts off with slightly woody flavours reminiscent of praline, candied chestnut and sugared almonds. Lovely freshness, pleasing acidity and mineral salinity are underscored by subtle nuances of flint and slate. The finish features a hint of pepper and ginger, with a slight touch of liquorice, leaving an impression of remarkable freshness. This is a very expressive, refreshing wine that boasts tension and extraordinary precision.
Jasper Morris : 88-90/100
Edouard Delaunay Meursault Le Village
Round & Opulent
Intense flavours . Round and opulent with lively acidity. Flavours of vanilla and cane sugar. Hint of citrus and a touch of salinity in the finish.