Citrus zest, roasted hazelnuts, crushed stone, a hint of oak spice and fragrant white flowers make this both a charming, lovely and typical Meursault. On the palate this a very precise wine with a chiseled structure and penetrating mineral core. There is
Citrus zest, roasted hazelnuts, crushed stone, a hint of oak spice and fragrant white flowers make this both a charming, lovely and typical Meursault. On the palate this a very precise wine with a chiseled structure and penetrating mineral core. There is a lot of depth, finesse and length here. Pair with seafood, shellfish, creamy pastas, salads and lighter chicken dishes.
The Chardonnay grapes or this white Burgundy come from three parcels: Narvaux - located at the top of the slope with limestone and a generous amount of gravel - and Grands Charrons - with clay, limestone and alluvial gravels - and Crotots which accounts for 10% of the blend, and is located at the foot of the slope with mostly clay, limestone and gravel soils.
Only the finest quality fruit reaches the fermentation tanks. Grapes are pressed gently in whole clusters. The must then undergoes long, traditional alcoholic and malolactic fermentations with time spent on fine lees in French barrels. There is no lees stirring so freshness is maintained. The total vatting time is 20 days on native yeasts. Aging lasts for about 16 months in French oak.
The team at Marchand-Tawse blends both tradition and innovation. A native of Quebec, Canada, Pascal Marchand expresses the terroir of his Burgundy vineyards like a native. He adds the progressive thinking of his New World roots with guts and hard work, alongside his Canadian partner Moray Tawse. This dynamic duo is at the forefront of modern winemaking, while embracing their unique interpretations of both organic and biodynamic practices. Pascal has a negociant label Marchand/Tawse as well as the Domaine Tawse. In addition, they bought Domaine Maume in Gevrey Chambertin which has been incorporated into their vast portfolio of Burgundy vineyards.
Samantha's tasting notes from August 2019
We’ve been wild about the wines from Marchand-Tawse for several years now. Stocking them, visiting the domaines in Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune, hosting events with the winemakers here at The Wine Country and even setting up visits for our customers that are visiting Burgundy as well. This long relationship was built on are awe of how they manage to make so many different wines, each of them speaking of their specific place and ready to drink early. Polished, pure and with a dedication to protecting the land by farming organic and biodynamic. 2015 was a fuller vintage. Not a ton of wine was produced but what fruit they did manage to produce was sexy, full, rich and forward, this Meursault is all of that and more. Toasted nuts, Asian pear, scalded lemon curd. Mouth is rich but not too oaky or full and there is perfectly balancing acidity.