CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ESTATE & THE CUVÉE
Domaine: Domaine Méo-Camuzet
Classification: Grand Cru
Owner: Méo-Camuzet (Domaine)
Area: 0.35 ha
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Production: 1200 bottles
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot noir
ABOUT THE DOMAIN
At the beginning of the 20th century, Etienne Camuzet, winegrower in Vosne Romanée and deputy for Côte-d’Or, decided to expand his estate and made a very selective choice among the plots that he gradually acquired. In particular, he was the last owner of Clos de Vougeot, before its sale to the Tastevin brotherhood. His daughter Maria Noirot bequeathed it to Jean Méo, father of Jean-Nicolas, at the helm since 1989. The objective of the estate is to make wines which combine structure and finesse, concentration and charm. It is with the help of Henri Jayer, advisor for winemaking and aging, that a certain number of practices were implemented to achieve this objective: a strict limitation of yields with green harvests which are systematically practiced even in older vines. The Méo-Camuzet estate continues to exploit the legendary premier cru Cros Parantoux in Vosne-Romanée with Emmanuel Rouget, Jayer’s final legacy. At harvest, a new selection is made on a sorting belt, the grapes are then 100% destemmed. The wines are aged in new oak barrels, to ensure optimum aging. Bottling takes place after 17 months in barrel on average. The wines are bottled by gravity, without filtration and, with some exceptions, without fining. Thus, they do not suffer trauma that could distort them. This is one of the largest Burgundian estates.
ABOUT THE CUVEE
The Richebourg expresses both power and charm: solid and structured, it always presents a lot of harmony. The whole develops intense aromas, typical of great Burgundy: red and black fruits, ripe or candied, musk, leather, humus. The great aromatic persistence combined with a fabulous richness make this vintage one of the greatest wines in the world, which deserves aging for several decades.