Winemaking is carried out with minimum intervention, under the supervision of the distinguished oenologist, Nadine Gublin. Her philosophy is to produce white wines with high level of freshness, energy and tension. The main focus is to allow the terroir to express itself thanks to a little guidance frome the winemaker.
This 1er Cru is located 18 km southeast of Beaune, nestling in the hollow of a coomb just below the Château of Saint-Aubin. The vineyard benefits from colluvial deposits at the bottom of the valley, thus providing very good drainage.The south-facing vines were planted in 1981 and 1999; they give a very fine white wine with wonderful tension and great energy in the mouth.The flavours include spicy and slightly lemony notes. Lovers of expressive white wines will be thrilled by its mouth-watering finish.
The Blanchot-Dessous plot is located in the southerly continuation of the “Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet” Grand Cru. It was planted in 1979 and covers only 300 m². The nobility of this site is established in its wines, which deliver fine notes of vanilla and great tenderness. In the mouth it reveals toasty and dried fruit aromas - followed by a finish that is spicy yet slightly saline.
Our 1er Cru “Les Chenevottes” covers 600 m. and was planted in 1979. The fully east-facing slopes are composed of marly-limestone soils and lie at an altitude of about 245m, just like the neighbouring « Bâtard-Montrachet » Grand Cru.
Our 1.7 hectares of Meursault 1er cru are located in the southern part of the commune, on chalky soils below the Blagny woodlands. The vines were planted in 1959 and 2010 with an exceptional position high on the slope yet benefitting from the freshness and moisture provided by the nearby woodland. These features, in conjunction with the outstanding south-facing aspect and the sloping nature of the plot, ensure good crop development along with adequate drainage.The advantages described above ensure balance between the soft power of the wine and its crisp freshness.It reveals lemony notes in the bouquet that, with aeration, evolve towards menthol. It melts in the mouth to give spicy flavours and a touch of toastiness.
This limestone-rich, south-east facing plot of 3000 m² was planted in 1956.
Its mid-Jurassic marl soils give an energetic and finely-cut wine whose bouquet combines aromas of yellow-fleshed fruits and pink grapefruit before opening onto notes of menthol.
The situation of the plot (altitude of about 350m) ensures a fresh palate and an elegant finish to the wine.
Located just south of “Bâtard-Montrachet”, the “Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet” is the rarest white Grand Cru of Burgundy. It is south/southeast facing and lies at an altitude of 240 metres. The plot covers only 500 m. and was planted in 1979. It benefits from a gentle slope that runs south-west and gives good natural drainage.
The clay terroir with its underlying limestone bestows a Grand Cru that is decisively powerful and complex with an extremely elegant character. This unique « climat » is reflected in the wine by generous aromas of apricot, mirabelle and pineapple.
Where to find our wines:
Caveau Prosper Maufoux
1 Place du Jet d'Eau
Phone: 03 80 20 68 71