It is not a matter of chance that the village of Meursault is the kingdom of Chardonnay. Through the ages, their white wines have built an undisputed reputation. Detailed studies of the local subsoil made up mainly of shale with a good deal of clay create a perfect alchemy for the Chardonnay grape.
From a long line of winemakers and coopers based in Meursault, Sylvain Dussort took over the estate in 1982 with his wife, on the property where his grandparents used to live. Over the years, the estate has expanded with the acquisition of new vineyards, as well as the modernization and enlargement of the existing winery buildings.
They cultivate an area of 6.5 hectares. The grapes are the historic Burgundy varietals; Aligoté and Chardonnay for the white wines, and Pinot Noir for the red wines.
In a recent Meursault tasting in San Francisco, this was the white Burgundy of the night. $43 is a great price for a delicious Meursault. 60 year old vines!