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Chateau de Citeaux, Meursault Genevrieres 1er 2015, Philippe Bouzereau

Chateau de Citeaux, Meursault Genevrieres 1er 2015, Philippe Bouzereau
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Producer:  Château de Cîteaux
Grape Varieties:  100% Chardonnay
Optimum Drinking:  Within 10 years
Wine Style:  Complex rich yet balanced white
Alcohol by Volume:  14%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France

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Château de Cîteaux, Philippe Bouzereau, Meursault 1er Cru 2015

Displaying all the hallmarks of a top quality Meursault, this fine, elegant and complex wine is beautifully layered with an exquisitely long finish and a lovely purity of fruit.

Producer Note

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’, or 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.

Vintage

The 2015 vintage was perfect. The fruit was in an impeccable condition and at optimal ripeness at harvest - a winning duo. Flowering took place in early June, followed by véraison in mid July and harvesting started at the beginning of September.

Vineyard

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 clay limestone, 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.

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested at optimal maturity, carefully selected and pneumatically pressed. Fermentation took place on the lees in oak barrels with regular 'bâtonnage' or lees stirring. The wines were then matured in the family cellars in French oak barrels of which 20 to 30% were new, for a period of 12 months. The use of oak is carefully monitored to ensure it does not detract from the nuances of the terroir in the plot of 'Les Genevrières', from which the grapes hail.

Tasting Note

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.

Serving Suggestion

Delicious with salmon in a sorrel cream.

Grape

Chardonnay 100%

 

 


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