A complex nose as it should be, with numerous drawers opening one behind the other, with a main one that accompanies the taster throughout this journey, grace, and even if this quality makes the Perrières or the Charmes jealous, one must bow to it. A very natural, “easy” nose, reveals a world where white and yellow flowers rub shoulders, from brooms to lilies, mimosas, acacia flowers, white carnations. The dried fruits of the vintage, hazelnut, pine nut, peanut butter, corn cream, parsnip velouté and then the arrival of fresh elements such as frozen yoghurt, lassi, a note of vanilla, spices again, turmeric, a subtle curry, fruits finally, Comice and Passe Crassane pears, applesauce, the more time goes by, the more flowers multiply and multiply again, that’s the Genevrières. The palate dominated by yellow peach is much more toasted than expected, peppers, bird pepper, fire and flames, a vintage of fire for sure, there is also, as the yoghurt had appeared in the nose, the arrival of lavender, longans in the mouth, apricot and orange afterwards, more tangerine and Clementine, it’s very straight, serious for a Genevrieres, more yang and more violent than usual, we’ll have to give it time, don’t fool yourself, we’ll surely have to wait ten years.
The Meursault Premier Cru les Genevrières vineyard that we have cultivated since 1992 is on a sharecropping basis (50% of the crop for the owner, 50% for the tenant).
It covers an area of 0.53 ares and faces east on the Meursault hillside.
It is around 50 years old.
Its vines are 100% Chardonnay.
Annual production: around 3,000 bottles.
The vines are cultivated using non-certified organic methods.
The subsoil consists of limestone gravels on a base of fractured rock plates. Brown soil has filtered down causing silt to settle between the plates. This type of soil provides optimal water storage. The root systems become established in the cracks in the plates.
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.