2016 Francois Mikulski 'Poruzots' 1er - Meursault, France. 750ml.
We have cultivated this Meursault Premier Cru les Poruzots Dessus vineyard since 1992 on a sharecropping basis (50% of the crop for the owner, 50% for the tenant).
It covers an area of 62 ares and faces east on the Meursault hillside.
It is around 50 years old.
Its vines are 100% Chardonnay.
It is cultivated using non-certified organic methods.
Annual production: around 2,400 bottles.
The subsoil consists of a horizontal layer of brown silt 30cm deep on a base of fractured rock. The silt has filtered down into the rock, where it stores moisture and provides a medium for deep root systems to develop.
By ageing with just 20% in new barrels and the rest in barrels that have held one, two or three wines, we preserve the unique character of the terroir.
This vine produces an elegant, fine, dynamic wine, more ‘feminine’ than the other premiers crus. It always has a very appealing minerality, whatever the vintage.
This wine should be drunk at between 5 and 10 years old.