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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 Controlee
The vineyards and trading activity have existed in the Darnat family since the nineteenth century. In keeping with their ancestors’ philosophy, the Darnat vineyards, now headed by Henri Darnat, are worked by hand, without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Darnat’s Meursault plots blend very stony upper slope exposures and significant clay-limestone dominated soils.
Brilliant white-gold color
Expressive buttery nose with hints of honey
This wine has a mouth of beautiful bold aromas of very ripe fruit. Superb acidity buttresses the finish, leading to a slight flavor of hazelnut.