Meursault 1er Cru "Les Porusots" 2009
We harvested between the 9th and 18th of September.
The 2009 vintage arrived softly with a mild spring and a rather hot June and July, even if rains tried to upset the weather's balance at the end of July and for part of August.
The picking window was quite small. We had to harvest quickly and avoiding dramatic drops in acidities was of utmost importance.
The importance of the harvesting date was, as usual, of primordial importance, especially when the aim is to make fresh wines that favor minerality over unctuousness. This vintage has the profile of a fine year that gave healthy and ripe fruit.
The 2009 whites will be sufficiently rich and showy to enjoy young, between now and five years. Today the wines already offer good balance with ripe fruit aromas that finish fresh alongside floral notes on their bright palates.
-A completely different nose presents itself here with notably ripe green fruit, peach and an earth/herbal component that carries over to the robust and muscular flavors that possess good power and mid-palate concentration of much more limited refinement compared to the Bouchères, all wrapped in a linear and mildly austere finish. This too should reward mid-term cellaring. Allen Meadows