Domaine Patrick Javillier, Bourgogne Blanc ‘Cuvée des Forgets’ 2020

£32.00 (75cl)

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Sourced from two parcels with the Meursault commune ‘Les Herbeux’ and ‘Les Vaux’ covering 2.25ha. Vines are 25 years old on average. A wine of marked expression with notes of stone fruits, white flowers and a hint of toast. The nose is both elegant and rich.

Tasting note

On the nose, this wine is inspiring, with white and yellow fruit notes, floral and slightly toasted owing to the oak casks used - on the whole elegant and robust. In the mouth it is firstly fleshy and a little vigorous, then well balanced and full with the right degree of acidity and the same aromas as observed on the nose. Fresh and with character this wine has a long and fine finish.

About the producer

In 1973, Patrick obtained a Diplôme National d’Oenologie from the University of Burgundy in Dijon. After his studies, he then fulfilled his year of mandatory military service and vinified his first wine in 1974. The domaine grew through the acquisition of vines in the appellations of Bourgogne Blanc, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet and Pommard in the 1980s and then parcels of Meursault village and 1er cru, Bourgogne Blanc and Corton Charlemagne added in the 1990’s. Patrick added further the vines from his wife’s family under contract (fermage), those being various parcels in Savigny lès Beaune, Aloxe Corton and Pernand Vergelesses.

The ever thoughtful, precisely spoken Patrick Javillier, with support from his daughter Marion,now runs this 9 hectares family-owned domaine based in Meursault with quiet diligence. He is a great believer in vinifying his parcels separately, all with long ageing on the lees. A deft touch of new oak on certain cuvées only adds to sensitivity of the winemaking. After picking, a specific press regime is conceived for his white wines. The must then undergoes oak barrel-fermentation, the amount of new oak barrels employed being determined according to the provenance of the grapes. After maturing 17 to 18 months, the wines are bottled with a minimum of fining and filtration.