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Optimal consumption: 8 to 20 years
Ageing potential: 20 years
Producing commune: Meursault.
Site: a few kilometres south of Beaune, in the prestigious area known as Côte des Blancs (slope of the whites). This Premier Cru vineyard is located south-west of the village, in the southern part of the Meursault appellation.
History & tradition: the etymology of the appellation derives from "genevrier" (juniper), a shrub with prickly needles and purple berries which enjoys the limestone soils of the region.
Soil: limestone and clay.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
Meursault Premier Cru Genevrières reveals a nice pale yellow colour. The nose, concentrated and elegant, is reminiscent of almond, warm bread just out of the oven, then, fine spice and finally grilled dried fruit.
The mouth, both ample and generous, develops aromas of vanilla mingling with citrus notes. Very long aftertaste.
2020 provided a very good crop. The wines deliver aromas of honey and fruit mingllng with notes of dried fruit. The acidity level, higher than in 1999, enhances the impression of freshness.Vintage review
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: slow pressing in a pneumatic press. The juice of the last press is separated of the free run-juice. The juice is transferred into wine barrel after a little settling.
Ageing: the alcoholic fermentation as the malolactic and the ageing are being processed in oak barrels. The proportion of new barrels is around 20% to 25%.
The ageing lasts between 16 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is 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.