Meo-Camuzet was established in 1981 by Jean-Nicolas Meo and quickly became one of the most celebrated Domaine’s in the Cote d’Or. With 20 hectares of some of the best crus in Burgundy, it is no surprise that Meo-Camuzet boasts six Grand Crus, ten Premier Crus and numerous top quality village wines. The Domaine’s first vintage was made in 1983, marking a new chapter for the family history in wine. Five generations before Jean-Nicolas, Etienne Camuzet purchased this special land and worked with sharecroppers to maintain the vines. While Etienne was a politician by trade, he set his family up for great success with his savvy vineyard purchase. Etienne entrusted his land to talented sharecroppers including the legendary winemaker Henri Jayer and Christian Faurois who worked on the land for years. After Jean-Nicolas graduated from business and oenology school, he took over the family business and worked to create balanced, pure and long lived wines that reflect the unique terroir of Burgundy.
Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits is an appellation situated on the high slopes of the northern Cote d’Or. While the appellation produces predominantly Pinot Noir, rose wine accounts for a fraction of the total production and Chardonnay makes up 25 percent. The 700 hectares of vineyards in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits are planted on southern and western facing slopes in marl soils with small pockets of limestone rich soils. The Clos Saint-Philbert vineyard is situated approximately 300 yards from Echezeaux at an altitude of 1,200 feet. The Chardonnay vines were planted in the beginning of the 90s and produce lower yields of ripe grapes high in acid.
The Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits "Clos Saint-Philibert" Domaine Monopole 2016 is an intensely tropical and flavorful wine at a value price for this famous producer. This wine is nothing but spectacular and will truly shine with three to five years of aging. On the nose, this wine is ripe and fruit forward. Notes of pear, apricot and pineapple dominate the palate with a round and acidic mouthfeel. The cooler climate and rocky terroir allows for a fresh and mineral wine and a balanced and long finish.