Domaine Florent Garaudet Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2019


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Elegant aromas of brioche, fresh butter and delicate citrus notes lead to a rich, opulent palate of ripe citrus fruits through to a long, rich and satisfying finish.

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The 60-year old vines are grown in a Hospice de Beaune parcel, just under the Meursault 1er Cru vineyard of ‘Les Santenots’ and are planted at a density of 10,000 to 11,000 per hectare. The clay-limestone soils are formed on alluvial stones and produce rich, textured wines. The vines are sustainably cultivated to respect the equilibrium of the environment, with the objective of limiting treatments to what is strictly necessary to obtain a harvest in the best possible condition. Careful pruning ensures foliage is left from a height of one metre, so the grapes have sufficient leaves to synthesise the natural sugars. This labour intensive pruning also encourages aeration of the bunches and optimal sunlight exposure. 90% of the work is done by hand, and only by professionals using the purest Burgundian traditions, to ensure a modest yield of high quality, ripe fruit. Manually harvested at optimum maturity.

The grapes were pneumatically pressed at less than 1.2 bar, in order to preserve the aromas. The must was clarified by cold settling over 24 to 48 hours, before being transferred by gravity into French oak barrels. Fermentation took place with the natural yeast present on the grape’s skin, to obtain the purest expression of terroir. Maturation on the fine lees lasted for one year in carefully selected barriques of 228 litres, of which 50% were new; the remainder were seasoned barrels of three to five vintages. The wine was bottled with minimal fining and filtration and only limited sulphur was applied.

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Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Meursault
Grapes Chardonnay 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Closure Cork
Domaine Florent Garaudet

Domaine Florent Garaudet is a small, family-run estate located in the village of Monthelie, between Volnay and Meursault in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. Approximately 60% of the three hectare estate is planted with Pinot Noir in vineyards surrounding Monthelie, while Chardonnay accounts for 40% covering the appellations of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Florent Garaudet is the fifth generation to cultivate a part of the family domain. He blends a highly traditional approach with a passionate vision for quality and innovation. Florent uses minimal intervention vinification techniques in his gravity-fed winery to produce artisanal and lively wines, which display all the rich, complex characters typical of this distinctive terroir.

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