Cuvee des Ormes 2020, Sylvain Dussort
Type: White Wine
Wine Region: Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: Zesty, bitter citrus, lemon, and grapefruit characters, with a biscuity, yeasty character all held together by a spicy acidity, and a lean mineral salinity. Serious integration, sheer quality. Read to drink now.
The Estate: Three hectares of Bourgogne Blanc is cultivated in the municipality of Meursault, divided into around 20 plots, the age of the vines varying from 15 to over 60 years.
One vat is made from vines aged 15 to over 25 years, the “Cuvée des Coutures”; and a second from vines between 35 to over 60 years, the “Cuvée des Ormes”.
Winemaking: Harvested by hand, the wine is aged for 12 months in barrels on the lees. The wine is racked off once and assembled in a single vat before bottling. This takes place at between 16 and 18 months, depending on the vintage.
Suggested food and wine pairing: Fish and meats in white sauce.