Louis Max Meursault L'Or Blanc 2015

Size: 750

About This Wine

TERROIR

The world-renowned vineyard of Meursault is located on the Côte de Beaune, on limestone-marl soils. This terroir has been recognized has a prime terroir for centuries; ever since the monks of the Citeaux Abbey started planting vines here back in 1098.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

WINEMAKING

Manual harvesting, with sorting of the grapes before the winemaking. Fermentation and maturation in oak barrels for 12 months, including 30% of new barrels.

WINE TASTING

Beautiful gold yellow robe, with green reflections. Aromas of flowers (hawthorn, lime tree), almond, hazelnut and minerality. Rich and lively in the mouth, it has a good balance between unctuousness and freshness. Well-structured, this is a wine made to mature for several years.

FOOD PAIRING

Goes well with veal or delicate poultry dishes, grilled seafood and fishes. Can also be paired with foie-gras and cheeses.

SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND AGEING

Wine to be served at 13°C.

This wine will reach its full potential after 10 to 15 years

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Brand Louis Max
Vintage 2015

Wines from Burgundy

A legendary wine region setting the benchmark for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay worldwide. In the Jurassic time period, the area was part of a vast, tropical sea. Over hundreds of millions of years, the seabed transformed into various layers of limestone, sandstone and clay soils that have entrapped the fossils of ancient sea creatures. These soils are the secret behind the zesty minerality that Burgundy wines are famous for.

Burgundy is probably the most terroir-centric wine region in France. Huge emphasis is placed on the specific vineyard, soil type, elevation, and angle of slope where the wines were made. This is reflected on the wine's labels where appellations are more prominently displayed compared to the producers’ names.

The most prestigious wines of the region come from a long and narrow escarpment called the Côte d'Or split into the Côte de Nuits to the north and the Côte de Beaune to the south. Côte de Nuits produces many of the world’s finest Pinot Noir’s, all but one of Burgundy’s red Grand Crus are made in this area. Whilst interestingly, the opposite is true for the Côte de Beaune where all but one of the Chardonnay Grand Crus are made. From this information it may seem you should be buying a Pinot from the North and Chardonnay from the south, that is only true for the pinnacle of Burgundian wines. Both outstanding reds and whites are produced throughout the Côte d'Or.

In Burgundy, they use a wine quality tier system that goes:
Grand Crus 1.4% of total production
Premier (1er) Crus 10.2% of total production
Appellations Villages 37.3% of total production
Appellations Regionales 51.1% of total production

When one refers to “Burgundy wines” they are usually talking about those produced in and around the Côte d'Or. While the Chardonnay’s from Chablis and the Gamay’s from Beaujolais are formally apart of the Burgundy wine region, those subregions are generally referred to by their own names rather than being considered “Burgundy wines”.

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