Meursault Charmes 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Grivault 2020
160th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 13th of December 2020.
2020 Vintage report
2020 is the fourth exciting white wine vintage in a row, and destined to be the greatest of them. The tasting of the young samples in the cuverie of the Hospices de Beaune was a humbling experience. Sugar and therefore alcohol levels are similar to 2019 but with even better acidity and a more dynamic taste profile. Great wines in the making, with very good aging potential.
Meursault remains the core of the Hospices de Beaune vineyard holdings with seven cuvées to choose from, including two each from the fabulous Charmes and Genevrières 1er cru vineyards. In total, there are ten more barrels of Meursault to enjoy this year, compared to 2019.
Clear fresh color. There are some refreshing citrus notes on the nose, an attractive balance of ripeness and energy. There is a backbone of steel running through this wine, backed by an impressive weight of fruit picked at optimum ripeness. Sunshine in the glass! There will be much more to be revealed later, as the wine develops. Fine acid balance.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Terroirs: Les Charmes dessus 0.55 ha.
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml