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  • 219. Meursault AC 2013

    Jean-Philippe Fichet

    100% Chardonnay (13% alc.)

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    This is a superb example of village Meursault from six well placed lieux-dits (including les Clous and Narvaux) and old vines averaging 50 years old. It offers good weight on the attack, buttery, apricot fruit, with a balancing mineral character and silky finish. For drinking now to 2021.

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Winemaker
Jean-Philippe Fichet
Location
Village of Meursault, lieux-dits Les Narvaux , Les Clous, Le Limozin, Les Criots and Les Crotots
Size of domaine
7ha in total of which this cuvée comprises 1.05 ha
Grape
Chardonnay from massale selection from their own vineyard on 3309-C rootstock and planted at 10,000 vines per hectare. Trained to single Guyot (2/3) and Cordon de Royat (1/3).
Terroir
Clay and limestone at a 280m elevation above sea level. Very little slopes with a good exposition.
Viticulture
Severe debudding. Occasionally green harvest. Leave the grass to grow from July to March and then plough from April to mid-July. Earthing-down and hoeing. Organic treatments. Can exceptionally use chemicals if the problems are too serious. No herbicides and rarely pest control. Organic compost (manure) is added occasionally. Manual selection during harvest rather than ‘table de trie’. Yield of 50 h/h
Vinification
Do not destalk. Pneumatic pressing with stems for 3 hours and then juice settles for 12 hours to eliminate big lees. Fermentation between 15°C and 18°C in 0-8 year 228L barrels and 600L demi-muids using natural yeast and for 4 months. Chaptalises by 0.5% if needed (according to vintages). Full malolactic fermentation. Élevage in 228L barrels and 600L demi-muids (0 to 8 years old) for 12 months with one racking and some lees stirring (bâtonnage) every 15 days for 4 months. After those 12 months the wine spends 6 months in tank before bottling. One domaine bottling in March with fining (bentonite) and no filtration. Production is 15000 bottles.
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