Château de Meursault Gets The Best French Wine and Best Pinot Noir Award
Beaune Toussaints 1er Cru 2017 named the top french wine and top pinot noir wine at the 2020 London Wine Competition with 95 Points and a gold medal.
This Beaune 1er Cru is a wine with a brilliant garnet colour, with a nose combining aromas of very ripe red and black fruits. It is a gourmet, tender, rich, precise and elegant wine. This wine won the top score at the 2020 London Wine Competition winning the best wine by country award for France. It also won the best wine by varietal award for Pinot Noir.
The colour is garnet and brilliant. The aromas of ripe red and black fruits are clearly perceptible. This wine is gourmet, tender, rich, precise and elegant. Service Temperature between 15° and 17°C. Cellaring potential from now to 10 years.
This wine is made by Château de Meursault which offers an exceptional setting located on the road of the Grands Crus, 8 kilometres from Beaune and 40 minutes from Dijon, capital of the Dukes of Burgundy. The Estates has 35 appellations on 110 plots.
The Château de Meursault (the building), stretches over 10 hectares including Château, conservatory, dovecote, outbuildings, winery, cellars, park, the Clos vineyard, Les Clous river and pond. The property has the dual specificity of being a Burgundy winery and having the name of the eponymous appellation! Indeed, even though there are many wine chateaux in the Bordeaux region, it is not the case for Burgundy where it is quite uncommon to have the name of a Château associated with a winery.
Vinification and ageing
The winery has very modern equipment that is based on gravity. Every year, new investments are made to vinify with precision each plot of the vineyard: tractors, optical sorting machine, pneumatic presses, wooden thermo-regulated vats, conveyor-belt for filling the vats, bottle engravers… Each parcel is pressed, vinified and aged separately. In order to extract the specific features of every terroir, there may be up to 6 different cuvées from the same appellation. In general, the production volume of red wines is equal to this of the whites at Château de Meursault.
The duration and the ageing methods (from 12 to 18 months) are determined according to the terroir and the vintage of every wine. The cellar master accurately follows the development of more than 1200 barrels per harvest, making sure that the best balance of each vintage is found.
Afterwards, the wines are bottled at the Château in the unique bottles which are identical to the 18th-century flacons. They are aged in our cellars that can house up to 800 000 bottles, before being labeled and sold in France and abroad.
Here are the highlights of the 2020 London Wine Competition.
Wine Of The Year - The Dead Arm Shiraz 2017, Australia, McLaren Vale
Winery Of The Year - d'Arenberg, Australia, McLaren Vale
Best Wine By Quality - The Dead Arm Shiraz 2017, Australia, McLaren Vale
Best Wine By Value - Villa Saletta Chianti 2015, Toscana IGT, Italy
Best Wine By Packaging - Silverado Vineyards SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa Valley, United States
About London Wine Competition
The London Wine Competition is an international wine competition organized by Beverage Trade Network. The competition looks to recognise, reward and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker.
For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list - and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. Learn more at www.londonwinecompetition.com