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2016 Vincent Girardin Meursault Les Perrières

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Latest Sale Price

February 25, 2024 - $94

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RATINGS

92Stephen Tanzer

Ripe aromas of apricot, pineapple and toasted bread... Finishes firm and long, with a repeating hint of ripe pineapple, soft citrus notes and a slightly tannic impression. Very nicely balanced from the start, with a lovely stony underpinning providing energy and grip.

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Smoky and beguiling on the nose. Light and lively – so light and lively in fact that it almost tastes as though it should be the Chassagne Cailleret! Lots to chew on.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Meursault, Les Perrieres

Les Perrieres is 34-acre Premier Cru vineyard in Meursault, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. The vineyard includes several sub parcels. They are the 2.4-acre monopole Clos des Perrieres, which belongs to Domaine Albert Grivault, and Les Perrieres Dessous. Because Les Perrieres is in southern Meursault next to Puligny, the Les Perrieres Meursaults are considered to have more minerality than other Meursaults. Burgundy writer Clive Coates has noted that “Perrieres is perhaps the most elegant and persistent of the premier crus. At its best, it is positively brilliant…” Since Meursault lacks a Grand Cru, Meursault’s reputation for excellence is based on the Premier Crus, particularly the whites.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.