Meursault AOC

Meursault AOC

Description to Meursault AOC

The named after the town of the same name Appellation with 364 hectares of vineyards is located in Burgundian Area Côte d'Or (Côte de Beaune). Small areas in the community Blagny also count. The town is also known as the "capital of Burgundian white wines". In Meursault the Cistercian the Duke of Burgundy on Christmas Day of their founding year 1098 their first vineyard as a gift. Every year on the third day of the "Trois Glorieuses", the "Paulée de Meursault" takes place in Meursault, which goes back to the tradition of a jointly harvested meal after the harvest (see also under Hospices de Beaune and Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin ).

Map of Burgundy - Appellations
From DalGobboM ¿i? - Own work, GFDL , Link
edited by Norbert FJ Tischelmayer

There are mostly white wines Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc which are among the best Burgunds and are mostly matured in oak barrels. A winged word in the parish word reads, "Only those who drink Meursault never become drunkards . " The red wines are going out Pinot Noir with smaller shares of Pinot Liébault and Pinot Gris vinified. There are no classified Grands Crus in this area. The most important of the numerous Premiers Crus with 160 hectares of vines are Bouchères, Charmes, Genevrières, Goutte d'Or, Poruzot, Perrières (Grand Cru-worthy), Pièce sous le Bois, Poruzots, Santenots and Sous le Dos d'Ane.

As a special feature, there is an Appellation Volnay-Santenot's Premier Cru exclusively for red wines, which was regulated in 1924 by a court. These vineyards are confusingly not in the neighboring community Volnay but in Meursault. Alternative appellations include Meursault-Blagny Premier Cru for white wines from certain locations around Blagny, Meursault-Côte de Beaune for reds only and Meursault-Santenots for white wines from Premier Cru locations in certain areas in Volnay-Santenots. Well-known producers are Ampeau, Bichot (Domaine du Pavillon), Bouchard Père et Fils Boyer-Martenot, Coche-Dury, Joseph Drouhin, Fichet, Grivault, Javillier, Lafon, Javillier, Jobard, Domaine Leroy, Michelot, Morey and Domaine Roulot,

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