Meursault "Clos du Château de Cîteaux" Philippe Bouzereau 2021
Philippe Bouzereau, Meursault
The Bouzereau family has been growing vines in Meursault for nine generations, dating back to the 18th century. The current Château de Cîteaux was established by Philippe Bouzereau (senior) in the 1960s. His son Philippe (junior) took over the running of the estate in 2006, having completed his studies in Beaune and worked vintages in Beaujolais, Australia and New Zealand. The 18 hectares of vines are cultivated according to the principles of la ‘Lutte Raisonnée’ - sustainable farming. Philippe passionately believes in letting the wine express its terroir, through minimum intervention in the winery and a judicious use of oak. He has certainly achieved this, as the resulting wines are rich, concentrated and showcase the terroir beautifully.
A 1.7ha Monopole Clos, planted in 1996 and 2001, situated in the centre of Meursault around the Château de Cîteaux. Deep soil with stones. No chemical fertilisers or weed killers. Pneumatic pressing. Natural yeasts. Aged on fine lees with regular bâtonnage. 12 months in French oak (30% new).
On the nose, notes of white flowers gently caress you, followed by aromas of green apple and quince. In the mouth, the attack is lively and tense but is balanced with a very nice smoothness.