Meursault is a rather large appellation in Côte de Beaune with 314 hectares of AOC vineyards. With excellent terroir conditions and climat diversity, the region has become the most revered area in Burgundy for Chardonnay because of its unique charactertistics. This famous name has 19 premier crus, and perhaps surprisingly, no grand cru. However, the charm of Meursault is not limited to its premier crus as some of the east-facing Meursault AOC vineyards share the same altitude with its neighboring Puligny-Montrachet’s grand cru vineyards.
The elite 1er Crus like Les Perrières, Les Genevrières and Les Gouttes d’Or need no further emphasis here; they are in a league of their own. Many Meursault producers are also showcasing the special qualities of the lieux-dits. It’s always an enlightening revelation when we discover a lieu-dit that is as profound as a premier cru. Meursault’s terroir amazes us with its charismatic and fascinating complexity.
Linden and I will be co-hosting this dinner at Jing, at the Beijing Peninsula Hotel. Come and join us on 27th June to enjoy Meursault whites from such illustrious 1er Crus as Les Perrières, Les Gouttes d'Or, Les Charmes and Les Bouchères and legendary lieux-dits such as: Les Rougeots, Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir and Clos des Ambres. The top-tier producers featured at this dinner include Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Roulot, Coche-Dury, Comtes Lafon and Benoît and Arnaud Ente.
Wines to be served:
2015 Domaine Benoît Ente - Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Truffière
2013 Domaine Arnaud Ente - Meursault Clos des Ambres
2007 Domaine Pierre Morey - Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
2007 Domaine Roulot - Meursault 1er Cru Les Bouchères
2008 Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey - Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
2008 Domaine des Comtes Lafon - Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
2008 Domaine des Comtes Lafon - Meursault 1er Cru Les Gouttes d'Or
2006 Domaine Coche-Dury - Meursault
2006 Domaine Coche-Dury - Meursault Les Rougeots
2004 Domaine Roulot - Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir