Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : The Premier Cru "Les Charmes" is located at the south end of the village of Meursault at the border of Puligny Montrachet. It is the largest terroir in Premier Cru of Meursault. The climat is located on a mid slope with an excellent exposure.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak during 12 months.
Tasting : Delicate gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with aromas of citrus fruit, apple and fresh almond. Hint of vanilla. Intense, voluminous but precise. Finely grained texture and beautiful minerality. Delicate oak note on the long and elegant finish.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with lobster, seafood, white meat and some cheeses (Reblochon, Cantal, Epoisse and Citeau).