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Meursault "Genevrières"

Premier Cru

Meursault is the commercial center of four communes comprising that part of the Côte de Beaune known as the “Côte des Blancs”, so named for the quality and predominance of its white wines. The communes of Meusault, Blagny, Chassagne and Puligny define this four-mile strip characterized by a patchwork of chalky soils ideally suited to the Chardonnay grape. Of the 1,138 acres of vineyards, which fall in the three classifications Meursault, Meursault Premier Cru, and Meursault Blagny, approximately 30 percent are ranked premier cru. These thirteen premier crus are situated in six climats cutting a wide path through the center of Meursault northward from the border of Puligny; four in Blagny, also along the Puligny border to the west of Meursault; and three along the northern edge of Meursault at its border with Volnay. It is generally agreed that, in descending order of surface area, the six finest premiers crus are: Les Charmes, Les Genevrières, Les Perrières, Les Poruzots, La Goutte d’Or and Les Bouchères.

"Genevrières" is defined by viscosity.  The vineyard is mid-slope, and in the Lucien Le Moine "Genevrières" there is always notable acidity (even in low-acid years) and alcohol.  As a result, yeast has difficulty  finishing its fermentation, and there is always a little bit of residual sugar.  “Mr Too Much of Everything” is how Mounir likes to describe this wine.  It ferments slowly, and for some reason it always has a touch of cloudiness – something never precipitates out.  It's a wild child.
   
Meursault "Genevrières" label