2018 Vincent Girardin Meursault Narvaux

A superb Chardonnay from Meursault highlighting the quality of the 2018 Burgundy vintage.

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From the village of Meursault, this vineyard sits above the Premier Cru parcel of "Les Genevrières”.

This Girardin wine is fleshy, with a packed nose of citrus and nuts, touched with a flinty reduction. It has such a broad expression of fruit across the palate, while the oak influence is well balanced and not overt in any way, showing a certain charm that the Narvaux vineyard is known for.

For this wine, as with all the other Bourgogne Blancs from this producer, minerality is the driving force, highlighting the site specific characteristics of each vineyard.

GEOLOGY: The vines are located in the commune of Meursault. It has the aspect of a fresh, sloping and stony climate (a lot of limestone and chalk) and asserts a very seductive murisaltian nature. East exposure gives the grapes a good acidity content. Soil : At the base of the hillside, clay-limestone soils mixed with chaillots (siliceous residues of flint limestone). They are loose, rich in potash and phosphoric acid. At mid-slope, the stony limestone soil is suitable for Chardonnay. The pruning is done in Guyot (Poussard) with different works during the green season. (Disbudding, trellising, topping).

VINIFICATION: Manual harvest, sorting on vine then in the vat and finally pressing (pneumatic press) to obtain a slow extraction.

AGEING: Barreling after a slight settling. The grapes are put in French oak barrels of 228 liters (15% of new barrels) in which the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in yeasts and native bacteria will take place. Breeding will be long on fine lees for 18 months. Without stirring. One month before bottling, the wine from different barrels is placed in a stainless steel tank for blending. Filling before gluing and light filtration before bottling. Bottling is done according to the lunar calendar.

92 Points - "Always bottled later than the other lieux-dits, the 2018 Meursault Les Narvaux has turned out brilliantly, unwinding in the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, Anjou pear, citrus zest, almond paste and fresh bread. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, it's concentrated and incisive, with a racy spine of acidity, a tightly wound core and a long, mineral finish. This is worth a special effort to seek out." - William Kelly (The Wine Advocate)

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