Domaine Meo-Camuzet Marsannay

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Marsannay

Winemaker Notes
An elegant Pinot Noir from the Marsannay appellation in Burgundy. With freshness, fragrance, consistency and balance. Our plots are situated in the lieu-dit "la Varangée” in Couchey. They ripen well but at the same time, are not early-ripening. Other vines, particularly "les Récilles”, situated in the centre of the appellation, provide a complement which is sometimes a little riper.

The family domaine, works closely with local growers to source the best fruit available in some of Burgundy’s finest terroirs. Vines are tended with the same best practices that the family espouses. The Méos oversee vineyard management, and they care for the wines in the cellars with the same attention to detail and respect of terroir that they do those of the domaine.

In the vineyards:

• Soils are ploughed regularly by horse to keep the ground soft
• Vines are treated without synthetic chemicals of any kind
• Yields are limited through pruning rather than a green harvest
• Vines are trained to grow higher than the norm, and leaves are eliminated at the base of the vine to allow the grapes better ventilation (useful in the prevention against rot)
• The harvest, all by hand, usually occurs in late September
• Grapes sourced for the Saint Aubin Blanc exclusively come from the 1er Cru “Bas de Vermarin à l’Est”
• Bourgogne Rouge is sourced from estate vineyards in Vosne Romanée And Flagey Echézeaux and purchased fruit from five villages in the Côte de Nuits: Marsannay, Fixin, Morey-Saint-Denis, Vosne, and Nuits-Saint-Georges

In the cellar:

• Bunches are gently carried to the winery, and then rigorously sorted on conveyor belts, with anywhere from 5-20% of the crop discarded to better ensure quality
• Grapes macerate on their skins from 3-5 days at low temperatures
• Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled concrete vats, lasting for 2-3 weeks
• Only small doses of sulfur are used
• Punch-downs occur only at the end of the vinification process
• Barrel Regime: Careful consideration is given to the barrels and the percentage of new oak used: the percentages vary according to the terroir and the vintage. Méo-Camuzet works in close association with coopers Maison François Frères to find the best diversity of local oaks within the same forest—a necessity in capturing the nuances of each cuvée. Méo has also experimented with the occasional integration of Hungarian oak into their collection.
• Wines are racked and blended in vats 3-4 weeks before bottling
• Wines are bottled (unfiltered) by gravity about 17 months after the harvest

  • France
  • France - Burgundy
  • Red Wine
  • Pinot Noir

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