Domaine Michelot Bourgogne Blanc
The fruit for this Bourgogne Blanc is sourced from parcels situated exclusively within the Meursault commune.
The grapes are manually harvested before being moved to the winery in specially designed stainless steel bins. The grapes are then lightly crushed then pressed, light, cold racked for 6 to 12 hours before the juice goes into casks for fermentation, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is then matured in oak barrels (15% new) for 10 to 12 months.
The 2016 Bourgogne Blanc comes from parcels with the Meursault appellation and represent the largest production of the domaine and sees no new oak. They lost around 50% of the production in this year. Still, the nose is pretty, simple with attractive light peachy aromas that complement the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, nimble on its toes with a fresh, slightly saline finish. It is exactly what you want from a Bourgogne Blanc.
Wine Advocate, December 2017
Aromas of yellow fruits and spicy oak, plus a whiff of caramel. Reasonably intense wine with yellow fruit and spice flavors supported by ripe acidity and lifted by a mineral element. Not particularly nuanced but not short on energy. About half of this wine comes from hillside vines, the other half from the bottom of the hill on gravelly soil.
88 points, Vinous, September 2018
Stewed apple, clove and cinnamon, and a chalky texture giving flesh to the persistence. A few flashes of flint and slate give this a typical ‘mineral’ style.
17/20 points, jancisrobinson.com, January 2018
Light golden colour, limpid and crystalline, often with greenish highlights. In the Yonne, Bourgogne blanc often develops aromas of gunflint or field mushroom. In the Côte-d’Or it is hazelnut with a hint of honey, butter, bracken, spices and sugared chestnuts. In the Saône-et-Loire notes of white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) and flint abound. On the palate it is aromatic, delicate but not over-light, full without being heavy, unctuous and firm, dry and caressing, well-rounded and quite deep, not overly structured yet persistent.