Francois Mikulski - 2017 Meursault 'Poruzots' 1er Cru

'Francois Mikulski is in the top echelon of Meursault producers. His wines are bright, mineral, racy and incredibly fine. In the vines Mikulski is a practitioner of lutte raisonnée, a system of cultivation that is essentially organic and non-interventionist. Lutte raisonnée entails holistic and balanced viticultural management with primary focus on the microbial health of the soil and the biodiversity of the vineyard. After meticulous triage in the vineyards, Mikulski de-stems his Chardonnay and presses it very lightly, followed by a complete débourbage (where the must is clarified prior to fermentation). After a fermentation, the new wine is racked into French oak barrels in which it undergoes malolactic fermentation and élevage for a total of 15-18 months. François uses only 20% new oak with his white wines. Mikulski's wines have star status and can be found in the finest restaurants and also in the edgiest wine bars throughout France, Europe and the United States." – Andrew Guard, importer

This wine is nervy and tight, deep and persistent, lush and powerful. Cellar with confidence ;)

 

Varietal Chardonnay || Region Burgundy, France || ABV 13.5% || Vol 750ml