Why We Love It:
Many of those reading this newsletter today will have had a chance to have met my mother, Pam, over the many years that she and my father, Jack, helped establish, grow and guide our family wine business. Early on in the creation of our wine business – in the late 1970s – we were visiting with great friends and suppliers in Burgundy when my mother was handed a glass of Meursault. With out hesitation or any debate she stated with enthusiasm, “I love Meursault!” – to which our winemaker friend replied, “Oh Pamela, you love all the wines!”.
There was much truth in the Frenchman’s reply. The only thing my parents valued and enjoyed more than great wine and food were the relationships – both here at home and abroad – that this business allowed them to enjoy with remarkable people.
That said, there truly was no wine my mother loved more than Meursault. For all of it’s complexity and fame and pedigree, it was probably the luxurious and indulgent experience in great Meursault that evoked this powerful connection. It is hard to think of another wine (red, white, sparkling or sweet) that delivers the opulence of this liquid gold.
Today we are very pleased to introduce our latest release – a fine example of Meursault at its very best from Domaine Chanson.
Recipes & Food Pairings:
The final product is the very definition of luxury and indulgence – both in its rich and round texture, but also in it’s affinity and pairing potential for food. We favour dishes with comparable richness and decadence, like terrines, rich cheeses, foie gras, braised meats, seafood or dishes finished with rich creamy sauces. Here are three great ideas to try with this wine:
Classic Lobster Thermidor – RECIPE
Crayfish & New Potatoes w/ Chive-Butter Sauce – RECIPE
Chicken Fricassee – RECIPE
CASE: $960 (case of 12 bottles)
Case Pack: 12 x 750mL
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
CLOSURE: Natural Cork
CELLAR POTENTIAL: Now to 2040
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 13°C to 15°C
“A hint of butteriness is all that peeks through on the shy nose of this wine. The palate has creamy richness that unites a touch of smoky flint with melted butter and ripe pear notes. A bright, concentrated core lends backbone and structure. The finish is appetizing and lasting.”
91 out of 100 Points
LCBO Vintages Tasting Panel