Immediately south of Volnay begins the rolling hills of Chardonnay planted within the commune of Meursault (mehr-SOH). The sleepy village of Meursault is among the most visited, only second to Beaune. The reason for this is because of people’s affinity for Meursault. The opulent whites of Meursault are among the favorites of Chardonnay fans. Even though it has no vineyards of Grand Cru status, many people believe that the Les Perrières vineyard is of Grand Cru quality. Most Meursault is produced in an elegant style where the oak influence is perfectly integrated, enhancing the apple, hazelnut and buttery flavors for which Meursault is so famous for. The round, lush and full flavors of Meursault pair wonderfully with veal, chicken and creamy pasta dishes.
Elegant, medium to full-bodied, apple, hazelnut, buttery
Immediately south of Pommard and north of Meursault
Acres Under Vine:
2,482 (326 are Premier Cru, 753 acres are entitled to appellation Meursault, and the balance is Côte de Beaune-Villages)