2020 François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots
|Type of Wine||White|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (13%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2034|
Francois Milkulski, Polish name, and his wife Marie - Pierre were free to create something completely new in 1992 when they started Domaine Mikulski. After more than 7 years of experience with his uncle Pierre Boillot of Domaine Boillot in Gevrey-Chambertin, he was ready for a new challenge. The most striking is directly their label on the bottle. This stems from the following tradition. If the winemaker takes a bottle from the cellar for his own use, he writes the name on the bottle with a piece of chalk. Mikulski has now implemented this as standard. Francois Mikulski and his wife are very committed to their vineyards and can therefore be found there every day. They keep the traditional Burgundy style in honor. They like pure, minerality, and elegance. This is clearly reflected in their wines. To achieve this, he also uses only 20% new oak casks for the fermentation in casks and the maturation of the wine. In addition, he does not use artificial yeast and only filters the wine very lightly.
This Meursalt "Poruzots" from Francois Mikulski is made from 100% chardonnay grapes. The wine is aged in oak after harvest for a period of 12 months and then the wine is returned in parts to 228 liter barrels for 6 to 10 months. The Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots is nicely defined on the nose and has a fine minerality. On the palate, the Poruzots has a lively, chalky entry with a fine lemony acidity. This is balanced, charming with a hint of sorbet. This wine will only get better in the years to come.
The Mikulski winery was originally created by Pierre Boillot, who was Francois Mikulski's uncle. In 1992, Francois and his wife took over his uncle's winery and since then it has been called Mikulski winery. However, the Pierre Boillot label survived until 2004, when Pierre died. Different from other winemakers in Burgundy, Francois does not have many relatives who were winemakers, and was thus one of the first in his family line. Francois Mikulski is a Pole, which is also evident from his surname, his father left Poland for England in 1938 and Francois was born in 1963. Francois and his wife had the option to create something completely new as they didn't have a reputation for the family name they had to uphold because they were one of the first winemakers in the family line.
The Mikulski wines are produced organically, for the grapes only sulfur and copper are used which is standard, for the rest they do not use any preventive or curative agents. The vineyards are spread across Meursault and the neighboring villages, and only a quarter of these vineyards are used to make red wine, the rest are focused on Meursault. They do not use barrels older than 7 years for maturing the wine and they usually do not use new wood for the Meursalts. The barrels they use are made of oak. However, the Poruzots and Genevrières are now aged in a new 500l barrel. Francois and his wife own 8.5 hectares of vineyards.
Francois Mikulski himself gave a nice explanation of what makes a Meursault a Meursault when he was asked this question:
" What makes a Meursault a Meursault is a certain style; however, there is no perfect style, the style differs per wine and per winemaker. For me the best style is minerality. In white wine I like pure skin, minerality and of course I want a certain acidity, so that the wine is also exciting. I want a wine in which people long for another glass after drinking a glass, which means that it is refreshing. "
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard, Romantisch|
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