2019 Méo-Camuzet Pommard
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2022 - 2032|
Jean-Nicolas Méo is widely regarded as one of the very best producers of red Burgundy. His wines have a unique style. They possess a sensual velvet structure, complexity, richness, depth and an enchanting perfume. They are strongly reminiscent of the wines of the recently deceased Henri Jayer (according to many the greatest winemaker in the modern history of Burgundy). This is not surprising, Jean Méo learned the trade from Jayer and he was associated with Méo-Camuzet as a consultant for a long time.
Pommard is one of those legendary appellations of the Côte d'Or (Côte de Beaune). The appellation is wedged between the wine regions of Beaune (in the north) and Volnay (in the south). In the appellation Pommard AOC or Pommard Premier Cru AOC, only red wines are made. The name Pommard comes from the goddess of garden fruits, Pomona.
The Méo-Camuzet Pommard has the typical Pinor noir color in the glass. Fresh, translucent, ruby red. On the nose, the Pommard has quite a luscious bouquet with vibrant morello cherry mixed with crushed strawberry scents, more blue fruit emerging in the glass over time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, well-considered acidity and red cherries in the caressing finish. A handsome glass that will develop even further over time.
Domaine Méo-Camuzet is indirectly about the legendary Henri Jayer. Jayer started with a legacy of no more than 3 hectares, in the Grand Cru vineyard Echézeaux and the Premier Cru vineyard Beaux Monts in Vosne-Romanée. But immediately after the Second World War, he signed a contract with the old widow Noirot-Camuzet to look after her 10 hectares of vineyards.
He was allowed to bottle 50% of the grapes under his own name. They were not the least vineyards. The old widow owned several top vineyards such as Richebourg, Les Brûlées in Vosné-Romanée and Les Meurgers in Nuits-St.-Georges. This became the springboard to success. As early as the 1950s, he was producing wines under the name of his own domain. The contract allowed Henri Jayer to produce a serious amount of wine and build the reputation of his domain. The widow's death in 1959 did not change that. She left the vineyards to her cousin Jean Méo, but he was more interested in politics and continued the contract. The name of the domaine was changed to Méo-Camuzet. The contract with Jayer only came to an end when Jean-Nicolas's son, Jean-Nicolas, showed interest in making the wines himself in the mid-1980s. Jayer was already heading towards retirement at that time. Henri Jayer's name will always be associated with the Vosné-Romanée premier cru vineyard Cros Parantoux. Cros Parantoux is located high above Richebourg. The special feature of the vineyard is the high location of the vineyard and the poor soil. Jayer cared for the vineyard to perfection to use its full potential. The first 100% Cros Parantoux was bottled in 1978 and the last in 2001. After that, the Cros Parantoux were made by his cousin Emmanuel Rougot and Jean-Nicolas Méo.
Jean-Nicolas Méo is widely regarded as one of the very best producers of red Burgundy. His wines have a unique style. They have a sensual velvety texture, complexity, richness, depth and an enchanting perfume. For several generations, the Camuzet family has owned some of the most highly regarded vineyards in and around the village of Vosne-Romanée. About 12 hectares in total, spread over some of the most illustrious fields in all of Burgundy (Clos de Vougeot, Corton, Richebourg, Echézeaux and several prime ministers in Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-Saint-Georges)
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|
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