Welcome to  your new Wine Concierge Service.

At Great Wine Going, we make hand-selected wines  available to budding and experienced wine enthusiasts alike.

We pride ourselves on our ability to source and deliver interesting and under-represented wines of incredible value, through our simple and reliable service.

In order to maintain our commitment to quality and value, we currently offer one carefully selected wine at a time in limited allocations. If our offer takes your fancy, be sure to make your move before it disappears.

Story Behind The Wine
Who makes it:

Jean-Claude Boisset was radically transformed with the arrival in 2002 of viniculteur Grégory Patriat, one of the best viticulturalists/winemakers of his generation in Burgundy. Grégory had spent the previous three years working in the vineyards at Domaine Leroy and still spends a great deal of his time in the vineyards, paying his growers by the hectare in order to ensure low yields. He also prefers to work with organic growers, as he finds they produce better fruit. Unlike other Burgundian négociants, Grégory specialises in making wines from ‘lieu-dits’ or tiny plots of vines, something which accounts for the limited production of most of his wines.

Vineyard:

With nearly 400 hectares of vines, Meursault is a key appellation in Burgundy. The fairly gentle slopes at 260m above sea level have easterly exposure. Soil here is mostly clay with limestone. Of the thirty or so climats, with their good hillside location, a few are famed for their exceptional white village wines. ‘Le Limozin’, named after the stream En Limosin that used to flow near the vineyard, is an excellent example. Often described as ‘a Premier Cru dressed as Village’, Limozin is located close to Charmes. The vines here are single Guyot trained and up to 80 years old, making it one of the oldest sites in the appellation, with yields of approximately 45 hectolitres per hectare.

It’s worth commenting on the 2013 vintage because it was characterised by unpredictable and irregular weather patterns which significantly affected the growth of the grapes. Springtime was dull and cloudy with alternating periods of mild and cold weather as well as heavy rainfall. The milder weather in June and the Summer temperatures in July enabled the vineyard to help catch up the growth cycle, with flowering occurring in early July. Rain and cold conditions returned in September, slowing the maturation of the grapes and provoking the development of diseases such as “botrytis”, requiring extra care and attention in the vineyards. Despite a shortfall in quantity, the quality of the musts were good and the first tastings after fermentation showed that the problems caused by the weather were a distant memory, with the prediction of a fine, successful vintage.

Winery:

Grapes were harvested by hand into perforated 20kg crates, then whole bunch pressed for 2.5 hours. The temperature of the must dropped down to 12°C, then it was transferred directly into barrels without settling, for a long fermentation (up to 10 months!) with natural yeasts. The wine was aged without racking off and not stirred which accentuated the mineral qualities of the wine. Importantly, the wine was not fined, but was very gently filtered before being gravity-bottled in September 2014

The Back Story:

Immediately adjacent to Volnay, the village of Meursault marks the beginning of the great white wines of the Côte de Beaune. With nearly 400 ha of vines, Meursault stands out as one of Burgundy’s key appellations. Its vineyards almost always face east and cover gentle slopes. From among the approximately thirty vineyards that enjoy a prime location on the slope, some are known for their exceptional white “Villages” wines, such as Le Limozin which is a fine example with wines that often boast more substance than a Premier Cru. As is often the case in Burgundy, the vineyard names often refer to a geographical feature. “Limozin” refers to a stream that once flowed alongside the vineyard.

Welcome to  your new Wine Concierge Service.

At Great Wine Going, we make hand-selected wines  available to budding and experienced wine enthusiasts alike.

We pride ourselves on our ability to source and deliver interesting and under-represented wines of incredible value, through our simple and reliable service.

In order to maintain our commitment to quality and value, we currently offer one carefully selected wine at a time in limited allocations. If our offer takes your fancy, be sure to make your move before it disappears.

 

Jean-Claude Boisset, Meursault

‘Le Limozin’

2013

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The Basics
Vintage: 2013

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Appellation: Cote de Beaune

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13%

Closure: Natural cork

Serving and Pairing This Wine
In order to fully appreciate the full flavour characteristics of this fine Burgundy it is recommended to serve at 14ºc. The relatively high acidity, good fruit concentration and balance mean this wine will develop further and can age comfortably for 7 to 10 years.

In my opinion this is a wine for savouring on its own merits and should not be paired with particularly complex food. I suggest that keeping it simple with accompaniments like Beaufort cheese, scallops or Bresse chicken with cream would complement it very well.

Why You Should Buy This Wine
  • It is simply outstanding, particularly at this price
  • Bronze medallist at both the Decanter World Wine Awards and International Wine Awards 2015
  • Typical tasting note reads: “Bang on Meursault. Absolute beauty! Ripe fruit, lemon zing, mineral, lovely acidity. Fabulous long finish”.
What You Can Expect
Pale gold in colour, the wine has very fine aromas of ripe fruit, white flowers and citrus.

On the palate it displays more minerality than usual for a Meursault giving it good acidity which is however particularly well-balanced with the fruit with an aromatic purity and silky texture before a fresh, highly satisfying finish.

The demanding 2013 vintage required a lot of effort that has clearly been rewarded with success in this outstanding wine.

Story Behind The Wine
Who makes it:

Jean-Claude Boisset was radically transformed with the arrival in 2002 of viniculteur Grégory Patriat, one of the best viticulturalists/winemakers of his generation in Burgundy. Grégory had spent the previous three years working in the vineyards at Domaine Leroy and still spends a great deal of his time in the vineyards, paying his growers by the hectare in order to ensure low yields. He also prefers to work with organic growers, as he finds they produce better fruit. Unlike other Burgundian négociants, Grégory specialises in making wines from ‘lieu-dits’ or tiny plots of vines, something which accounts for the limited production of most of his wines.

Vineyard:

With nearly 400 hectares of vines, Meursault is a key appellation in Burgundy. The fairly gentle slopes at 260m above sea level have easterly exposure. Soil here is mostly clay with limestone. Of the thirty or so climats, with their good hillside location, a few are famed for their exceptional white village wines. ‘Le Limozin’, named after the stream En Limosin that used to flow near the vineyard, is an excellent example. Often described as ‘a Premier Cru dressed as Village’, Limozin is located close to Charmes. The vines here are single Guyot trained and up to 80 years old, making it one of the oldest sites in the appellation, with yields of approximately 45 hectolitres per hectare.

It’s worth commenting on the 2013 vintage because it was characterised by unpredictable and irregular weather patterns which significantly affected the growth of the grapes. Springtime was dull and cloudy with alternating periods of mild and cold weather as well as heavy rainfall. The milder weather in June and the Summer temperatures in July enabled the vineyard to help catch up the growth cycle, with flowering occurring in early July. Rain and cold conditions returned in September, slowing the maturation of the grapes and provoking the development of diseases such as “botrytis”, requiring extra care and attention in the vineyards. Despite a shortfall in quantity, the quality of the musts were good and the first tastings after fermentation showed that the problems caused by the weather were a distant memory, with the prediction of a fine, successful vintage.

Winery:

Grapes were harvested by hand into perforated 20kg crates, then whole bunch pressed for 2.5 hours. The temperature of the must dropped down to 12°C, then it was transferred directly into barrels without settling, for a long fermentation (up to 10 months!) with natural yeasts. The wine was aged without racking off and not stirred which accentuated the mineral qualities of the wine. Importantly, the wine was not fined, but was very gently filtered before being gravity-bottled in September 2014

The Back Story:

Immediately adjacent to Volnay, the village of Meursault marks the beginning of the great white wines of the Côte de Beaune. With nearly 400 ha of vines, Meursault stands out as one of Burgundy’s key appellations. Its vineyards almost always face east and cover gentle slopes. From among the approximately thirty vineyards that enjoy a prime location on the slope, some are known for their exceptional white “Villages” wines, such as Le Limozin which is a fine example with wines that often boast more substance than a Premier Cru. As is often the case in Burgundy, the vineyard names often refer to a geographical feature. “Limozin” refers to a stream that once flowed alongside the vineyard.

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