Domaine Bernard-Bonin Les Tillets Meursault Chardonnay 2016

$89.99

Vandeacute;ronique Bonin and Nicolas Bernard are turning out some of the most exciting Meursault weand#39;ve encountered since first falling for Francois Mikulski. The young couple took over the 7ha domaine formerly known as Michelot Mandegrave;re et Fille from Vandeacute;roniqueand#39;s family in 1999. They work exclusively in Chardonnay, largely in Meursault with a few small plots in Puligny. Their strict work in the vineyard allows them to leave their wines to express themselves in the cellar with as little intervention as possible - natural yeasts, no enzymes, no chapitilization, no fining, no filtering and minimal sulfur throughout the process. The wines rest in mostly older barrels for 15 months and another 4 months in stainless before bottling. They are always among the first to harvest in Meursault to make sure freshness is maintained. Bernard believes that buttery character in Meursault is a modern invention rather than an inherent quality, and his wines are more about minerality and energy than pure richness. The wines can give many of the big names of the appellation a run for their money, and the domaine has quickly become a reference point for us in Meursault. Tillets is a lieu-dit found towards the top of the two hills of Meursault, a steep site just above Genandeacute;vriandegrave;res and Poruzots. If youand#39;re a Roulot drinker, you may already be familiar with this consistently overperforming high-altitude site. The rocky soils at the top of the slope here translate into an especially mineral, smoky wine that drinks well above its level. A stunner.

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Zach Barnes

Are you sure that the wines was Tillets 2016? The pic is different to the wine

Are you sure that the wines was Tillets 2016? The pic is different to the wine

8.4

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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