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Meursault 1er Cru 'Les Gouttes d'Or' 2018 Bottle Front
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Meursault 1er Cru 'Les Gouttes d'Or' - 2018

Limited to 5.33ha, "Goutte d'Or" is the smallest of the 1er Cru sites that is cultivated by Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux. Translated as "drops of gold", "Goutte d'Or" sits at a high elevation, that's on par with "Perrieres" and "Genevrieres", but here, the soil is clay heavy with a limestone base, where the vines take root on slopes that face east. A rich and fat wine, with a delicious and joyful hazelnut flavor. Almond and hazelnut roasted in a vegetal, floral and mineral environment. Butter, honey, citrus fruits also appeal to the nose. (www.hallesdequercamps.com)

  • Brand: Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux
  • Region:Burgundy
  • Sub-Region:Côte de Beaune
  • Commune/Village:Meursault
  • Varietal:Chardonnay
  • Color:White
  • Alcohol:13.5%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:France
  • How much so2 added:Yes
  • Climate:The vineyards of the Côte de Beaune benefit from a predominantly oceanic climate with a semi-continental influence, frequent rains all year round, cold winters and hot summers.
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:clay soils
  • Vineyard Size:0.31 ha
  • Vine Age (year planted):1950
  • Fermentation:long, cool fermentation in barrel; 20-25% new and the rest are one-year-old
  • Elevage:racked into neutral vats after 12 months, and then bottled
  • Winemaker Name:Jean-Michel Gaunoux
  • Finning & Filtration:No

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