Dom Michelot Bourgogne Blanc 2014Product #31111 (Not Available)
Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Color/Type White Country/State France Email Wines Q3 2016 (July-sept) Price $10 - $30 Producer Dom Michelot Region Burgundy: Cote de Beaune Varietal Chardonnay Vintage 2014
Jean-François Mestre and his son, Nicolas, make their Bourgogne Blanc with all the care of a fine Meursault – which it nearly is! The grapes grow in a half-dozen small plots within the commune of Meursault tucked between the village and the RN 74 road running north to Beaune and south to Puligny-Montrachet. Just as in their 1er Cru Meursault vineyards, farming is organic (in conversion to biodynamic), with a mixture of grassy cover crops (to force the vines to compete for moisture and nutrients) and plowed rows (putting that cover crop back into the soil). Harvest is by hand, sorting careful, and pressing light into French oak (all used).
The forward, ripe, and ready-to-love character of the 2014 vintage shines through here, starting with a generous nose of fresh peach, yellow apple, pear, and lightly buttered and toasted hazelnut. Rich and broad and creamy in texture, the palate delivers ripe peach and pear fruit with more buttery nut flavors leading to a lightly nutty spice and citrus finish.