From: Burgundy, France
The lost hamlet of Blagny–up in the hills between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or–is home to Domaine Comtesse de Chérisey. Monks were the first inhabitants to plant vines in the 14th century. This almost magical, lost-in-time corner of the world boasts a unique microclimate, with a slightly different average temperature, exposition, and soil than the rest of Burgundy.
All of the de Chérisey premier cru vines are at least 60 years old and they encircle their ancient cellar in the Hameau de Blagny. The Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte is from a vineyard (planted between 1946 and 1955) just north of Blagny, on the Meursault side of course, high on the slope above the village. The wine is a powerful, classic, long-lived Meursault. The Genelotte vineyard is also a monopole meaning Laurent and Hélène are sole proprietors.
Tasting Notes: “The 2016 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte, the monopole belonging to Domaine de Chérisey, has a very precise and focused bouquet with citrus fruit, grilled walnut and smoky notes unfolding in the glass. I love the delineation here. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, harmonious and poised with subtle hazelnut notes furnishing the long and tender finish. There is great persistence, to wit, a really top-notch Meursault (or Meursault-Blagny) given the growing season.” –Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 93 points (December, 2017)
“A creamy style, boasting complex aromas and flavors of green tea, pastry, peach, apple and lime blossom. A minerally undercurrent runs throughout, keeping this vibrant and balanced. Excellent length.” –Wine Spectator, 94 points (June 2019)
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