Prosper Maufoux, Meursault 1er Cru La Piece sous le Bois

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Producer
Prosper Maufoux
Grape Varieties
Chardonnay
Optimum Drinking
Within 6 years
Wine Style
Elegant white Burgundy, creamy, saline and long
Alcohol by Volume
14%
Closure
Cork
Country
France
Style / Colour
White

An elegant Meursault offering tension and power, with notes of flint, spice and toast enveloping a creamy palate with a refreshing saline note on the finish.

Producer Note

Maison Prosper Maufoux was founded in 1860, by Prosper Maufoux, a notary who left his job to create the eponymous wine house. Over the years, the family winery grew and became a world-renowned name. In 2010, the Piffaut Family, whose winegrowing roots in Burgundy go back over two hundred years, took over Maison Prosper Maufoux. The family then acquired the Château de Saint-Aubin and its exceptional vineyards and the Château is now the new home for Prosper Maufoux. The 9-hectare vineyard is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune. Certified HVE Level 3, Prosper Maufoux is passionate about sustainable cultivation; biodiversity is encouraged and environmental research takes place to truly understand the impact of cultivating these distinguished Burgundy terroirs. The most advanced techniques in sustainable viticulture are implemented to protect the future of these famous terroirs in the most respectful way. 

Vineyard

The 1er Cru vineyard is situated to the south of Meursault in the Blagny area, where the vines make up a plot of 40 ouvrées (approximately two hectares), which were planted in 1959 and again in 2010, in this exceptionally chalky soil. The plot of La Pièce Sous le Bois is located on the top of the hill overlooking Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, in what is known as the Hameau de Blagny. The vines here form a basin, rich in white marl and produce low yields of concentrated wines with excellent natural balancing acidity. The hamlet is on the border with Puligny-Montrachet and is the highest point in Meursault, at 330 metres, and is situated on the edge of the woods. The vineyard is cultivated sustainably and is HVE Level 3 certified. Research is being conducted to analyse the soil’s geology, in order to measure the impact of the cultivation decisions made, on both the vine and resulting wine. The grapes are hand-harvested. 

Winemaking

Immediately after the harvest, the grapes were gently pressed as whole bunches in a pneumatic press, followed by static settling of the juice for 24 hours at 12°C. The musts were then transferred directly into barrels where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations were carried out. The wine spent 14 months in lightly toasted ‘blonde’ French oak barrels, of which 30% were new. No racking took place during the maturation period

Tasting Note

This elegant Meursault offers tension and power, with an aromatic bouquet of flint, spice and toast enveloping a core of fruit, through to a creamy palate with a refreshing saline note on the finish. 

Grape

Chardonnay 100%

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