Get to know: Dom. Sylvain Dussort, Meursault Vielles Vignes 2016
This superb example of Sylvain Dussort's Chardonnay from vines aged 50+ years. It is rich and smooth after several years in bottle, whilst retaining a freshness of ripe grapes and lemon mingling with notes of honey and hazelnut. The flavours and textures are harmonious and complex with a long lasting finish. This is still youthful and could be cellared for another 5 years.
Pair this with rich buttery sauces with either chicken or seafood dishes.
"Sylvain Dussort took over this estate in 1982 and he takes most pride from his white wines. They are seriously good combining concentration of old vine fruit with minerality and great ageing potential. We love this Meursault, I'd have it with a fish pie."
Domaine Sylvan Dussort, based in one of the regions most famous white wine villages of Meursault, has been ran by Sylvain since 1982. They farm their 6.5 hectare estate sustainably, using minimal treatment and organic fertilisers in the vineyards. Here they use the oldest vines on their estate Harvesting is done by hand.Ageing is in barrels (with a maximum of 30% new oak) on the lees for 14 months. The wine is racked off once for blending in a vat prior to bottling at 18 months.