Displaying all the hallmarks of a top quality Meursault, this fine, elegant and concentrated Chardonnay is beautifully balanced, with pure lifted fruits and a rich, nutty palate leading to an exquisitely long finish.
|Serve with||salmon in a sorrel cream|
|Name||Philippe Bouzereau Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières|
The Bouzereau family has been growing vines in Meursault for nine generations, dating back to the 18th century. The current Château de Cîteaux was established by Philippe Bouzereau (senior) in the 1960s. His son Philippe (junior) took over the running of the estate in 2006, having completed his studies in Beaune and worked vintages in Beaujolais, Australia and New Zealand. The 18 hectares of vines are cultivated according to the principles of la ‘Lutte Raisonnée’ - sustainable farming. Philippe passionately believes in letting the wine express its terroir, through minimum intervention in the winery and a judicious use of oak. He has certainly achieved this, as the resulting wines are rich, concentrated and showcase the terroir beautifully.
The premier cru site of 'Les Genevrières' is on a moderate slope which allows good drainage of rainwater. The eastern orientation of the vines preserves a freshness in the grapes, resulting in a beautiful finesse in the wine. The soils in the plot are claylimestone, with a rocky structure. The vineyard is managed using sustainable practices, only organic fertilisers and composts are used and chemical herbicides have not been used for over 15 years. The vineyard is cultivated in the traditional Burgundian manner.