Domaine Albert Grivault
These wines have an almost regal air to them. This is possibly, in part, to the grandiose property in the middle of Meursault but the wines have a magisterial confidence and forthrightness about them.
The Clos des Perrières is a walled monopole in the middle of Perrières and the domaine is the largest owner of Meursault Perrières. The Clos is a little broader across the palate, very fine with immense length while the Perrières has excellent concentration and lots of flinty minéralité.
The do require patient ownership – Monsieur Bardet has bottles dating back to the early 1900s in his cellar – and though we are not suggesting you wait this long, patience is required to enjoy the wines to their full potential.
Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
|Wine||Grapetype(s)||Vine age||Soil type||Vineyard area|
|Bourgogne blanc Clos du Murger||Chardonnay||Younger vines||Clay & limestone||1ha|
|Meursault Clos du Murger||Chardonnay||Planted in 1971||Clay & limestone||1.66ha|
|Meursault 1er cru Perrières||Chardonnay||-||Stony limestone & clay||1.55ha|
|Meursault 1er cru Clos des Perrières||Chardonnay||Replanted in 1986 & 1989||Rich clay topsoil with white marl, limestone & sand||0.94ha|
|Pommard 1er cru Clos Blanc rouge||Pinot Noir||-||White clay soils||0.88ha|
Viticulture / Vinification
- Élevage in barrique
- One fifth new oak, the rest up to 4 years old
- Usually bottles in August following the harvest
- All destemmed
- Élevage in barrique for 18 months