Domaine Comtesse de Cherisey La Genelotte Meursault-Blagny Premier Cru, France 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : Burgundy, Meursault-Blagny
VARIETALS : Chardonnay
The lost hamlet of Blagny, up in the hills between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault in the Côte d’Or in Burgundy, is home to Comtesse de Chérisey. This almost magical, lost-in-time corner of the world boasts a unique microclimate, with a slightly different average temperature, exposition and soil than the rest of Burgundy. In our humble opinion, our friend and vigneron, Laurent Martelet, creates the most haunting masterpieces that emerge from this terroir. All of the de Chérisey vines are premier cru, are at least 60 years old, and they encircle their ancient cellar in the Hameau de Blagny.
Hélène and Laurent Martelet, representing the sixth generation of winegrowers, carefully intervene when necessary to draw out the qualities of the exceptional terroirs of Hameau de Blagny.
The team at Domaine Comtesse de Chérisey is passionate about nature and the outdoors – working tirelessly and meticulously every day, with deep respect for the vine and its ecosystem. Viticultural methods at the estate follow proven organic farming practices.
La Genelotte is one of the great underrated sites of the Côte de Beaune. Perched over the communes of Meursault and Puligny beneath thick woodland, it is a monopole farmed exclusively by Domaine de Chérisey. Old Chardonnay vines give a deeply concentrated, yet finely chiseled Meursault with toasty notes of gunflint and hazelnuts, culminating in a tonic finish characterized by biting mineral extract. This is truly electric Chardonnay whose track record of aging makes it a great cellar candidate, but it can be savored today, too, especially if given some time in a decanter.