Meo-Camuzet : Corton Grand cru "La Vigne au Saint" 2014

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With six Grand Cru and 10 Premier Cru wines, Meo-Camuzet is considered one of the most renowned Burgundy producers, specifically in the Cote d’Or. Jean and Jean-Nicolas Meo founded Domaine Meo-Camuzet in 1981, however they inherited the land through the original owner, Etienne Camuzet and his daughter Maria. Etienne was a politician, who worked with trusted sharecroppers to look after his land while he was in Paris. Upon his death, the estate was passed along to Maria. While she had no heirs, she bequeathed the land to next of kin, her nephew, Jean Meo.

In 1983, after Jean-Nicholas took over the estate, the first wine was bottled under the Domaine Meo-Camuzet label. Jean-Nicolas looked to create balance and purity within the Meo-Camuzet wines and has been succeeding beyond expectations. With a few legendary mentors Henri Jayer and Christian Faurois who worked on the Meo-Camuzet land for years, Jean-Nicolas was well equipped for greatness in his wine.

The La Vigne au Saint is a walled plot in the Corton Grand Cru appellation in northern part of Cote de Beaune. Planted in 1959, this is one of the very few vineyards situated facing due south on the lower slopes of Montagne de Corton hill. Limestone, pebble and stony soils allow for structured Pinot Noir with an earthy and mineral backbone. Typically in this area, wines are medium bodied and have plenty of tannins, which create a suitable bottle to cellar for at least 10 years. The Meo-Camuzet Corton Grand cru La Vigne au Saint 2014 has a powerful personality. On the nose, the wine gives off aromas of ripe plum, cassis, flower and earth. The palate is layered with flavors of cherry, blueberry, plum and smoke with a rounded volume, smooth tannins and a mineral touch.

Parker : 91-93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Corton la Vigne Au Saint Grand Cru comes from a tiny parcel bouquet in 2009 and constitutes only two barrels. It has a winsome redcurrant and red cherry bouquet that is very precise and charming, perhaps tinged with Vosne-like elegance. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, grippy and structured, quite compact and perhaps at the moment just missing that long tail on the finish. That may fill out with time, so give it 3-4 years after bottling.
BurgundyCorton
Grape varieties
cepage_detail_pinot_noir

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conversion to Organic Farming

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cote de Beaune

Region
Burgundy

Appellation
Corton

Color
Red

Producer
Meo-Camuzet

Parker
91-93

Allergens
Contains sulfites