Meursault La Pièce sous le Bois

Premier Cru
Meursault La Pièce sous le Bois

Grape Variety :

Chardonnay

Vineyard

Site: a few kilometers south of Beaune, in the prestigious area known as "Côte des Blancs" (slope of the whites). This plot, facing southeast, overlooks Perrières and Charmes.
History & tradition: the name of the appellation is derived from its location, just under Blagny woods.
Soil: stony soil, with outcrops of dry, chalky layers.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 10,000 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: 45hl/ha, low on purpose to limit the production of each vine stock.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long-term contracts).

Vinification

Pressing: very slow so as to respect fruit. Juices from the very last pressings are not retained.
No yeasts or enzymes are used. The wine goes directly into barrels after débourbage (decanting of white wine to reduce sediment).

Ageing

Type: in barrels (25% in new oak).
Length: 12 months
Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.
Follow-up: barrel by barrel.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Very elegant wine with a bright golden colour. The nose offers notes of citrus fruit and white flowers, evolving towards flavours of grilled almond and honey. The mouth is supple, well-balanced and develops a long aftertaste. Worth discovering!".

Vintage

2014 is a seductive vintage, quite similar to 2012 and 2010. In Côte de Beaune the wines offer a nice tension. The nuances of the terroirs are enhanced.

Serving

Temperature: 13°C (55°C).
Cellaring: 4 to 8 years.