This parcel is located just below Meursault 1er Cru “Perrières” vineyard in the “Les Charmes du Dessus” section of Les Charmes. Situated on flat section of the best part of the slope at around 270 meters (885 feet), the soils here are well-drained, consisting of deep alluvial clays and marls over a solid bedrock of limestone.
Fruit sourced by Pascal Marchand. Pascal and Moray only work with like-minded growers with whom they have longstanding relationships. The fruit is generally sourced from quality vines that are at least 35 years old from the finest terroirs. Many (but not all) of these vines are farmed organically or biodynamically. Every vineyard is immaculately kept by hand, from the canopy management and pruning to the harvest.
35 years on average
30 hectoliters per hectare
After the harvest, the team sorts through the crop vigorously, often giving up 10 percent to ensure that only the finest quality fruit reaches the fermentation tanks. The grapes are pressed gently in whole clusters. Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations occur in barrel and on the lees, but free of any stirring to maintain freshness. The wine ages for 17 months in 50% new French oak barrels from the Allier forest, including one racking before a fined and lightly filtered bottling. All aging operations are carried out with the lunar calendar, following biodynamic principles.
Sunkissed and exotic, this Meursault offers up notes of stone fruit and quince, preserved lemons, saffron and white pepper. Its textural richness is balanced by an elegant acidity and minerality.
596 bottles or 50 cases