Domaine Philippe Bouzereau, Meursault ‘Vieux Clos du Chateau de Citeaux’ Monopole 2022

£63.50 (75cl)

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The 2022 Philippe Bouzereau, Meursault "Vieux Clos du Château de Cîteaux" Monopole is a Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Burgundy region of France. It is a rare and highly sought-after wine, produced from a small 1.7-hectare vineyard that has been owned by the Bouzereau family since the 17th century. The vines are planted on deep, stony soils that are well-drained, and the grapes are harvested by hand at the peak of ripeness.

Tasting note

The 2022 Vieux Clos du Château de Cîteaux Monopole is a rich and complex wine with aromas of honeyed golden fruit, white pepper, and smoky bacon. On the palate, it is full-bodied and viscous, with flavours of ripe stone fruit, citrus, and minerality. The wine has a long, lingering finish that is both powerful and elegant.

Food pairing

Pairs well with rich, savoury dishes such as roast chicken, grilled lobster, or creamy pasta.

About the producer

Philippe Bouzereau is the ninth generation of a family of vine-growers in Meursault. Following on from his father, he took responsibility for the management of this fine 18 hectare domaine back in 2006. With the well-being of the vineyard at heart, his team practice minimum intervention to enable the vines to develop naturally. His emblematic wine is the monopole Meursault ‘Vieux Clos du Château de Cîteaux’, produced from a single parcel of vines planted by his father.

Philippe cultivates a huge diversity of vineyard plots, from Aloxe Corton in the north, to Chassagne Montrachet in the south, giving him a multitude of small parcels to compose the ‘mosaic’ of his production. This variety of different terroirs is the signature of the unique character for each of his wines. Conscious of this wealth of individuality, Philippe and his team minimise their intervention interference in order to preserve the utmost typicity of each parcel and grape variety, producing wines with as much natural complexity as possible. The team only use organic fertilisers, whilst following a working practice of ‘lutte raisonnée’ or sustainable viticulture to respect the environment. The over-arching aim is to craft wines that ‘mirror their terroirs’. As with work in the vineyard, so too with work in the cellar – all treatments/ actions are carried out only if absolutely necessary, with the aim as being as noninterventionist as possible. Simplicity, observation and vigilance throughout the vinification, including the use of natural yeasts and limiting the percentage of new oak for maturation.

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The 2022 Vieux Clos du Château de Cîteaux Monopole has been praised by critics for its exceptional quality. It has received a score of 94 points from Decanter, and it was awarded a Silver Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards.