Domaine Rougeot Père & Fils - Meursault Sous La Velle Chardonnay 2019
100% Chardonnay coming from a 2.5ha single parcel just below the village, this Meursault is an elegant and textbook rendition, without the blowsiness some wines from the appellation can have. 55+ year-old vines on clay-limestone. Fruit is handpicked, direct pressed, and fermentation begins spontaneously in neutral barrels. 15% of the juice gets 18 months’ élevage in new oak barrels; 85% goes into neutral barrel; no lees stirring.
The “Sous la Velle” climat is located at the foot of the Meursault hill, opposite the Chateau de Meursault. It means “Under the Village.” In that part of Meursault, we find much richer soils and less limestone. These grapes usually ripen later than the grapes from the vinyards located on the slope of the Meursault hill. The “Sous la Velle” shows great generosity at first, always opening up quickly and delivering flavors in its youth. It goes well with poultry served with creamy sauce, foie gras, cured meat, and a great range of seafood, such as barramundi, lobster, and crabs. Cellar it for three to five years to get it at its peak. If not, decant it for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Producer: Domaine Rougeot Père & Fils
Region: Burgundy, Bourgogne Passe-tout-grains
Farming: Organic, No sulfites