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Meursault Premier Cru La Pièce sous le Bois

Meursault La Pièce sous le Bois

Premier Cru


  • Cellaring

    Optimal consumption: 8 to 20 years

    Ageing potential: 20 years

  • Tasting temperature

    13°C (55°F)

Grape variety



Producing commune: Meursault.

Site: a few kilometres 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.



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.


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 from 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.