2018 Pierre Morey Meursault 'Les Tessons'
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For lovers of fine mineral wine there are no vineyards more iconic than Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Perrières’ (Perrieres will be released in the 2nd shipment later this year) and Meursault ‘Les Tessons’. Pierre Morey and Domaine Roulot have side-by-side vineyards in undoubtedly the finest section, both within the ‘Clos de Mon Plaisir’. The Morey family leave this title for Roulot as they are peacekeepers and happy for Roulot to champion the name. The vineyard itself is mid-slope with an easterly aspect on perfectly drained stony soil of clay and limestone substrate. Quite steep. The vineyard has historically been noted as having the same pedigree as the other premier cru vineyards however, due to being slightly more north, with more of an easterly aspect and next to no southerly exposure, it was downgraded when the AOC was put into place. For many growers including Pierre Morey, this so called less-desirable aspect actually produces wines of particular excitement and intrigue. They are wines of incredible energy and tension. Allen Meadows, Burghound: “A more complex and much more expressive nose freely offers up its combination of lemon grass, acacia blossom, mineral reduction and various white orchard fruit. The succulent, round and solidly concentrated flavors exude more evident minerality on the clean, dry and compact finale. This is potentially outstanding for a village level Meursault and well-worth checking out.” 90-92 Points
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