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Vineyard owner, Henri Darnat, says that making great wines requires patience and “the courage to wait”; waiting for optimum ripeness to time the harvest as the September weather can be changeable, waiting on the wines as they ferment with their own natural rhythm barrel by barrel, waiting and tasting the wines so they are bottled at their optimum point of purity and liveliness. The pride of his work is that his wines are represented on the best restaurant lists of France and the world.
Appellation: Meursault 1er Cru Controlee
The vineyards and trading activity have existed in the Darnat family since the nineteenth century. In keeping with their ancestor’s philosophy, the Darnat vineyards, now headed by Henri Darnat, are worked by hand, without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Clos Richemont is a tiny monopole sliver of the very limestone rocky 1er Cru Les Cras, which abuts the Volnay Santenots and Caillerets 1ers Crus.
Brilliant white-gold color
Fat and butter nose that does not dominate the freshness
This wine has great power on the palate. Immense minerality and balanced acidity makes this wine a classic for aging, but shows its great depth and power even when young.