Domaine Florent Garaudet Meursault Vieilles Vignes Cote de Beaune AOC
The 60-year old vines are grown in a Hospice de Beaune parcel, just under the Meursault 1er Cru vineyard of ‘Les Santenots’ and are planted at a density of 10,000 to 11,000 per hectare. The clay-limestone soils are formed on alluvial stones and produce rich, textured wines. The vines are sustainably cultivated to respect the equilibrium of the environment, with the objective of limiting treatments to what is strictly necessary to obtain a harvest in the best possible condition. Careful pruning ensures foliage is left from a height of one metre, so the grapes have sufficient leaves to synthesise the natural sugars. This labour intensive pruning also encourages aeration of the bunches and optimal sunlight exposure. 90% of the work is done by hand, and only by professionals using the purest Burgundian traditions, to ensure a modest yield of high quality, ripe fruit. Manually harvested at optimum maturity.
The grapes were pneumatically pressed at less than 1.2 bar, in order to preserve the aromas. The must was clarified by cold settling over 24 to 48 hours, before being transferred by gravity into French oak barrels. Fermentation took place with the natural yeast present on the grape’s skin, to obtain the purest expression of terroir. Maturation on the fine lees lasted for one year in carefully selected barriques of 228 litres, of which 50% were new; the remainder were seasoned barrels of three to five vintages. The wine was bottled with minimal fining and filtration and only limited sulphur was applied.
Elegant aromas of brioche, fresh butter and delicate citrus notes lead to a rich, opulent palate of ripe citrus fruits through to a long, rich and satisfying finish.
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