Meursault "VIEILLES VIGNES" 2002 - Domaine Guy Bocard
Big cozy village Meursault begins a production area of very fine white wines, occupying the southern part of the Côte de Beaune. The vineyard is spread by gentle slopes, between 230 and 360 meters. The eastern orientation strongly supports maximum sunlight. Located ten kilometers south of Beaune, Meursault marks the beginning of the great white wines of Burgundy. Chardonnay is the grape of choice for these powerful wines, opulent and subtle. Family Guy Bocard Domain is located in the center of Meursault. Guy Bocard and daughter produce a rich and very sweet wine, with that touch of minerality that makes great Meursault. Based in Meursault for several generations, the area is one of the traditional areas that do not seek to take advantage of a trend or another, but to offer wines that their match. The estate's wines are not always ideal for wine tasting in their youth, but after a few years of bottles are clearly distinguished by their complexity, finesse and homogeneity.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|When to drink||2010-2020|
A vintage that did not offer the best hope to weeks of vendanges'et Yet 2002 finally signed the wines an absolutely superb quality, both in red than white! With the exception perhaps of Maconnais and Beaujolais, where thunderstorms repeatedly at the end of the summer have prompted producers to anticipate the harvest before full maturity, where many thin wines and of low intensity. In contrast, a very dry and hot in the Gold Coast gave beautiful healthy and strong grapes, the first fruits of a successful vintage. It is truly in the Yonne the harvest proved exceptional, thanks to ideal weather conditions. Overall, apart from some slight musty notes that have worried the profession early, red wines offer a very beautiful maturity, vigor and a remarkable smoothness. Still closed, they certainly will take several years before opening. The whites are incredibly aromatic, bold and have a superb concentration. They can be drunk earlier than the reds. An undeniable success.