Cuvée: Les Toisières
About: Andres always wanted a strip of Monthelie that just borders on Meursault and after searching for many years found it through a friend who Andrew didn’t know actually had such a strip. Just 5% of Monthelie is white but this strip is on the Meursault border sits atop the same terre blanche and gives very lively complex mineral whites.
Location: 5m from Meursault (Villages), in Les Toisières
Size: a few rows
Age: planted in 1985
Soils: pure limestone (the same as used for roof tiles)
Exposition: south west
Farming philosophy: certified organic since 2012
Average yield hl/ha: 40
Climate: continental and variable, increasingly hot summers
The grapes were hand-picked, then chilled overnight before being foot-crushed the next morning and slowly pressed over six hours. The juice was oxidised and racked into two 300L barrels along with all its bourbe (grape-solids from the press, full of nutrients and flavour/ texture pre-cursors) for fermentation by indigenous yeasts. Aged on full lies, without stirring or Spring racking, for fourteen months before another three months in tank. Unfined, lightly filtered and bottled under DIAM 10 “cork”.
Vintage Notes 2020
A warm year, but unlike 2019 when it was very hot at harvest so was hard to get the results wanted, 2020 was much fresher at harvest, which gives width as well as weight. Great for reds, spectacular for whites, as good as 2014.
Date harvested: 2nd September
Yield hl/ha: 30
Date bottled: 15th February 2022
Bottles produced: 902
Alcohol %: 12,4
SO2 Total: 36
Tasting: fabulous, very fine, complex, mineral, peach, apple, mountain stream, white flowers, garden herb, super elegant and gentle. great balance, quiet wine, totally satisfying