Demougeot’s Meursault is composed of two different lieux-dits village sites, Les Pellans and Les Chaumes. Located low on the slope, Les Pellans sits just next to the Puligny-Montrachet border and below the famous Meursault 1er Cru Charmes known for its full-bodied and upfront qualities. Planted in 1957, these old vines set on a deep clay topsoil bring weight, earthy power and thrust to this seemingly lithe, middleweight Meursault. Les Chaumes, planted in 1999 and just above a deep limestone quarry above the village’s most famous 1er Cru Les Perrieres, seems to lead the charge of this ensemble. The stony and shallow soils—just next to one of Coche-Dury’s principal sections that make up his Meursault—brings its lift, high energy, tension and vibration. The combination of these two sites that sit above and below some of the most talented terroirs for white wine in all of Burgundy make this a noteworthy Meursault.
Vinification: The Chardonnay grapes are whole cluster pressed and the juice settled overnight before racking to barrel for a naturally occurring fermentation.
Aging: It’s aged in 90% old 228l and 350l French oak barrels for one year, then racked into stainless steel tank for five to six months before bottling in the spring. It is not fined but is lightly filtered. The first addition of sulfites is made before the bottling.