Golden, Chalky Richness: Exquisite New Meursault

Meursault is one of Burgundy’s largest appellations. Though it has no Grand Crus, its wines are among the most respected and sought-after in the world. With chalky soils and a low water table, Meursault produces prototypical white Burgundy: golden, rich, and perfect balance between roundness and mineral tension.

We’ve long bought our Meursault from the terrific Domaine Boyer-Martenot, but this spring we discovered another source that was too good to pass up. The Domaine Bohrmann makes a somewhat more modern style of Meursault — less oak, more electric, exquisitely polished.

Today we’re excited to introduce their Meursault “Vireuils,” an unusually sophisticated village-level Meursault.

Meursault from higher up the hill is more mineral that that from the flat, and Bohrmann’s Vireuils strikes a terrific balance: the rich intensity of classic Meursault from a ripe vintage combined with a linear tension that carries and elevates the form.

The nose is soft and rich, with expressive golden fruit and white flowers. The mouth is at once bright and full — there’s the roundness of Meursault with gorgeous, elegant minerality. And, as with all Bohrmann wines, careful and deft use of oak.

Borhmann’s Bourgogne rouge and St-Aubin 1er cru have already made many friends among our readers. We’re confident the Meursault (or what’s left of our stock) will join them soon.


Bohrmann Meursault “Vireuils” 2017
bottle price: $59

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