Meurgey-Croses Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2015 (Maconnais, Burgundy, France) - [WS 90]

Meurgey-Croses Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2015
(Maconnais, Burgundy, France) - [WS 90]

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About this Wine:
This wine comes from the village of Clessé on land located in the heart of the appellation. The vines average 65 years in age and are planted on a slope to the southeast shelf called "The Mount". The altitude and good drainage of this Mount preserve the freshness of the grapes. Presses are located amidst the 15 hectares of The Mount, and the grapes are pressed without transport or delay on the site of the harvests. This wine is mostly vinified in stainless steel tanks and 20% from the oldest vines are fermented and aged in oak barrels of 450 or 600 liters. Bottling takes place at the end of spring.

Food Pairing:
Ideal as a pairing with shellfish and fish dishes, poultry, and goat cheeses.

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Vineyard Age: Average of 65 years
Grape Yield: 60 hl/ha
Exposure: South-East
Soil: Clay and limestone
Alcohol: 13.0%

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Though ripe and luscious, this white has a sleek, juicy feel. Floral, peach, lemon curd and spice aromas and flavors mesh seamlessly. Fine length.  2,000 cases made, 120 cases imported." - BS (11/15/2017)

Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Once again there is a whiff of petrol character on the fresh nose that features ripe aromas of white-fleshed fruit along with citrus hints. I like the texture of the solidly concentrated if not especially refined flavors that possess fine richness along with acceptable depth and persistence on the mildly warm finish where a hint of bitter lemon rind surfaces. This could already be drunk with pleasure though I would give it another year in the hopes that better depth will develop."