Meursault 1er Cru "Les Porusots" 2011

The vintage

We harvested from the 27th of August through the 8th of September.

For us, because we love whites with crispness, minerality and tension, we are confident to say the 2011 vintage is a great vintage for whites. The grapes were very healthy, and the pressing, settling and fermenting unfolded easily, thanks to the generous acidity levels.

The qualities found in the reds are just as pertinents for the whites. Fresh, mineral and floral with notes of citrus and white flowers, the aromas are clean and precise. The palates are vibrant, with a nice combination of tension and fluidity that deliver a texture that is less thick and less fleshy give more profound flavor than the immediately preceding vintages.

Thanks to this, it is easy to read the terroirs and because of the excellent natural equilibrium of the wines, the 2011 whites possess good aging potential that is, in our opinion, superior to the three prior vintages. They are wines to drink but also to cellar for another ten years.

Tasting notes

-A classic and very fresh Meursault nose of hazelnut, white peach, pear and acacia blossom gives way to round and surprisingly soft medium weight flavors that possess good volume but lack the same vibrancy as the better wines in the range. On the plus side there is very good persistence to the lemon-inflected finish. It's possible that I simply caught this at an awkward stage but at present, it just needs more punch to be at the next level.   Allen Meadows