- Domaine Patrick Javillier
- 2020 - 2024
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2019
The grapes for this cuvée are grown on the Volnay side of Meursault. It is a generous Meursault-esque style of Bourgogne Blanc wonderfully expressed in this warmer year. Golden yellow colour, this has enticing flavours of almond and freshly baked croissants. Delicious and forward drinking.
A whiff of exoticism is present on the pretty and wafting aromas of citrus and white flowers. There is very good intensity to the beautifully well-detailed flavors that are both delicious and refreshing on the sneaky long finish. This is a lovely Bourgogne and worth checking out. Drink 2022+ Outstanding Top value
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Extra time is allowed on the lees to build more character. Fine primrose in colour, this is actually quite soft on the palate though with plenty of stuffing.
Domaine Patrick Javillier
Visits to Patrick Javillier’s cellars are always a delight. His enthusiasm and passion for his subject and in particular the wines of Meursault are second to none. Like all great winemakers he has his own views as to how wines should be made and the benefits of ageing both in cask and bottle and everything is thought out meticulously with this in mind. He makes wonderfully textbook wines, which for us are the most perfect reflection of the wines of Meursault. His wines have the natural exuberance that one expects from this the most exotic of the three famous white Côte de Beaune villages, whilst having a complexity of texture that only the very finest vineyards and producers ever seem to produce.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.