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2016 Domaine Xavier Monnot Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes", Burgundy, France

2016 Domaine Xavier Monnot Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes", Burgundy, France

$154.99

  • 2016 Domaine Xavier Monnot Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes", Burgundy, France

    2016 Domaine Xavier Monnot Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes", Burgundy, France

    $154.99 Excl. tax

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    Ripe melon, hazelnut, and lemon custard with intense minerality.

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    Xavier Monnot is a leading producer in Meursault whose winemaking style emphasizes purity of fruit, elegance, and complexity. Xavier can trace his mother’s ancestors, the Monniers, back to 1723, with six generations of winegrowing. Xavier took over in 1994 after completing his oenological studies and began replanting parcels with a combination of selection massale from old vines and new clones, and updated the cellar with modern equipment. Prior to the release of the 2005 vintage, the property was known as Domaine René Monnier (Xavier's grandfather). In 2005, along with improvements in the vineyard and cellar, Xavier began bottling his wines under his own label.

    Les Charmes is one of six major premier crus is lying at the south end of the Meursault appellation. The name likely comes from the word chaume meaning “field.” Shallow limestone soils give a wine that is broad and rich as well as intensely mineral. The parcels belonging to Xavier Monnot were planted in 1961 and 1989 and provide plenty of concentration. Wines from Meursault are typified by aromas and flavors of ripe melon, hazelnut, and lemon custard, and tend to be broader and more textural than wines from neighboring villages. Aging in 30-35% percent small French oak barrels lends notes of toast and vanil

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