Domaine du Château de Meursault
Domaine du Château de Meursault is a Burgundian wine producer located in Meursault. The property itself has a history dating back to the 11th century and is home to cellars that are regarded as some of Burgundy’s finest – they date back to the 12th, 14th, and 16th centuries and hold some 800,000 bottles and more than 2000 barrels. The majority of the chateau's vineyard land includes classified Premier and Grand Crus with impressive AOP land in Aloxe-Corton, Corton Grand Cru, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet, and Meursault. The château produces about equal amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and has been owned by the Halley family since 2012, also owners of Château de Marsannay.
Château de Meursault's vineyard holdings span more than 60 hectares (148 acres) in the Côte de Beaune and are mainly composed of three soil types: hard limestone, marly limestone, and calcareous alluvium. Around 80 percent of the vineyards are located within one mile (2km) of the château which is located on 10ha (25 acres), including an 8-ha (20 acre) parcel of Chardonnay vines planted in 1973. The estate's top climats in Meursault include Charmes, Clos de Perrières, and the monopoly, Clos des Grands Charrons.
Grapes are harvested by hand and immediately sorted at the winery. Vinification decisions are largely determined by the terroir and vintage of each wine. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay barrel mature from 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels, generally 30 percent new. Barrels are only used for up to three years. The wines are bottled in replicas of 18th century falcon bottles and age in the château's historic cellars before release.