Cote d’Or. “If gold were a flavor,” Matt Kramer once wrote, “it would taste like Meursault.” Though it has no Grand Cru vineyards, Meursault’s wines are among the most sought after in the world. The name recalls white Burgundies of decadence, opulence, and style.
We began buying from Vincent Boyer more than a decade ago, and since then the international wine press has widely acclaimed him as a rising star. In 2014 Boyer offered us the rare opportunity to buy some of his Meursault “Narvaux,” a village level white considered among the finest in the town. Boyer coaxes his 70 year old Chardonnay vines into perfect expressions of this extraordinary terroir.
Combining old vines, a master winemaker, exceptional terroir, and the celebrated 2014 vintage, this is not a wine to miss.
Royalty. The Narvaux vineyard perches above Meursault’s premier crus and borders the famous Genevrières vineyard. The wine is classic Meursault, with a wonderful mouthfilling intensity drawn from the richness of the fruit, not the oak. The nose is round and generous, showing buttery toast, hazelnut, and apricot. The mouth is full but tense, showing dense notes of pear and white flowers, with a long, vibrant finish.
This is classic, rich, opulent white Burgundy, which is the finest and most impressive expression of Chardonnay. Vincent suggests serving this with a simple broiled fish dressed in butter and lemon — we also suggest lobster as an inspired pairing. And with snow back in the weather forecast today, we can’t think of anything more needed than a glass of rich, golden Meursault.
BOYER-MARTENOT Meursault “Narvaux” 2014
Ansonia Retail: $62
3+ bottle price : $54/bot
AVAILABLE IN 3- 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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