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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 4 
TypeWhite
ProducerArnaud Ente
VarietyChardonnay
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBurgundy
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationMeursault

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Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 13 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by lifebreath on 3/22/2015 & rated 91 points: Savory nose. Green apple, lime, lemon, oak, and salted butter on the palate. Smooth, round mouthfeel. Lingering mineral finish with lime and green apple peel. Very well integrated. (151 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 6/8/2014: Zesty and savory and mineral. Big for Ente, delicious all the same. (820 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 4/25/2014: Well I am once again in rapture. The amazing intensity of flavor and energy coupled together is just extraordinary. Lengthy finish, still a baby, getting better and better. (740 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 4/25/2014: Interesting comparison between white wine zalto and universal zalto. White wine zalto is definitely more focused on the nose and palate. The universal makes everything calmer, and rounder, which is not sure the point with Ente. (732 views)
 Tasted by Nightingale on 2/28/2014: Very (unusually) green in colour, with a wonderful savoury nose of limestone mixed with ham. And then - oh? very disappointing in the mouth, short with none of the expected excitement. Others agreed, so not just me. Try again another time... (675 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 1/25/2014: Absolutely stellar. Stoney and mineral on the nose, smokey, bacon fat, scrambled eggs with plenty of brown butter. Utterly rich on the palate, and incredibly long finish. Its open and ready to go. I wonder how far it will go. Outstanding. (793 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 12/4/2012: On a dare I opened a bottle - and not to my regret. Eased in, open, expressive, amazng stuff. (1457 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 7/25/2012: Chiseled and super sexy. Wish it was cheaper. (1384 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 3/12/2012: Wow, on day two rather profound. How does he pack so much flavor into such a linear wine? (1407 views)
 Tasted by nzinkgraf on 3/11/2012: Waterford Staff Party 2.0 (Waterford Wine Co., Milwaukee): MAGNUM, wow, oak shows on the nose, but then just KAPOW!! On the palate. This note doesn't do much justice to anything. (1815 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 3/11/2012: Thats linear. (1331 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 12/7/2011: Holy smokes this is amazing! (1310 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (11/11/2013)
(Dom Arnaud Ente Meursault White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158
(Domaine Arnaud Ente Meursault) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, The 2009 White Burgundies (Aug 2011)
(Arnaud Ente Meursault White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, July 2011, Issue #43
(Domaine Arnaud Ente Meursault Villages White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/11/2011)
(Dom Arnaud Ente Meursault White) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2010, Issue #30, The Fine 2009 Burgundy Vintage- Rather Heterogeneous
(Meursault- Domaine Arnaud Ente) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, September/October 2010, IWC Issue #152
(Domaine Arnaud Ente Meursault) Subscribe to see review text.
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Arnaud Ente

Importer website

Chardonnay

Chardonnay on Appellation America

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Burgundy

Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
Vineyard maps on weinlagen.info

Meursault

Located in Cote de Beaune, south of Volnay and north of Puligny Montrachet. Meursault ("Murr-so") has historically been Burgundy's center for white wine production. In fact, nearly all of the 2.5 million bottles produced from 440 ha (1,090 acres) are whites. The soil is a mixture of marl and chalk and is perfectly suited to the production of chardonnay. Meursault wines are known for aromas of hazelnuts, honey and vanilla for its aromas and creamy, almost olive oilllike texture. There are no grand crus in Meursault, though Les Perrières, Les Genevrières and Les Charmes produce remarkable wines. Further, some of the most well-known vineyards of Meursault such as Narvaux and Limozin are not premier cru but Villages-classified vineyards. Recent top vintages include 2008, 2007, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1993, 1990.


With 437ha. of vineyards dedicated to Villages wine or Premier Cru, Meursault has the largest area permitted to be planted in white wine in the Cote-d'Or. Furthermore, despite the fact that the village lacks even one grand cru, Meursault has historically been Burgundy's center for white wine production, in the past even more so than Puligny-Montrachet or Chassagne-Montrachet. While much of those two villages had in the past been planted to red grapes, Meursault has always been white wine territory. In fact, the modern day vineyard of Les Combettes in Puligny-Montrachet, which forms a continuous chain with the premier crus of Meursault, was once considered part of Meursault and not Puligny, where the many nearby vineyards produced red wine. There are several important factors that determine the reputation of Meursault. Primarily, the soil throughout most of Meursault is perfectly suited to the production of chardonnay; it is a mixture of marl and chalk, that when combined with a largely east or southeast exposure creates healthy grapes that are full of character. Another factor correlates to geology, though in a very different way. Meursault's high water table allows its residents to carve deep, cold cellars "perfect for the production of wine" into the chalky, stony soil. So, while large negociants from Beaune dominated the production and marketing of Burgundy throughout time, Meursault remained a wine of its own citizens. Contributing to this, since red wine has been more prized throughout time, these same negociants looked elsewhere for sources because the wine of Meursault has always been white.

What makes the wine so special? The most common descriptors attached to Meursault are hazelnuts, honey and vanilla for its aromas and creamy for its texture. However, this simplifies things quite a bit. In most cases, Meursault despite an almost olive-oil texture is countered by a precise mineral character, stoniness and a more refined overall palate than, for instance, Chassagne-Montrachet. It's the unique stony/mineral character that often gets lost when tasting Meursault, as many concentrate on the ripe, hedonistic primary flavors and aromas. It's the bipolarity of the wine, the interplay of both factors, that makes Meursault one of the most sought after white wines in the world. As mentioned above, there are no grand crus in Meursault, though many would argue that Perrieres, Genevrieres and Charmes can attain these lofty heights in the hands of the best producers. Further, some of the most well-known vineyards of Meursault such as Narvaux and Limozin are not premier cru but Villages-classified vineyards, though again, the best examples are clearly of higher quality. source: http://www.burgundywinecompany.com/wines/display.php?subregion=Meursault
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