Domanie Marquis d’Angerville Meursault Santenots 1er cru 2009

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Here we have a Burgundian oddity.

Marquis d’Angerville is one of Burgundy’s greatest producers that remain within reach. Because quality is so high and prices fair, these wines are extremely difficult to come by. But they are amongst my favourite and I regularly collect them when able.

Of course, d’Angerville is known for its magnificent and highly site-expressions Volnay wines. Their approach to farming and wine making was one of the earliest focused on organic (now biodynamic) viticulture and farming over winemaking, using this approach since 1952.

However, the Domaine dabbles in white wine making with its sole bottling of Meursault from a tiny 1 hectare holding in Santenots, which lies north of the village. It’s a unique bottle of wine.

The fat of 2009 is clearly at play here with a heavily lemon-curd focus and huge mid-palate weight. The wine remains balanced and long, well suited for classic French fish and seafood preparations such as the cod-potato gratin and pepper-crusted baked Halibut I made with it.

I was left quite impressed with the value and breed – adding white wine to d’Angerville’s stable of great red Volnays.

$70 USD at Arlequin, SF


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