Sylvain Dussort comes from a long line of winemakers and coopers based in Meursault in France. All the fruit is hand harvested. He harvests early looking for elegant, mineral, terroir driven wines which age well. We have managed to stash a few bottles of the 2012 vintage which is showing very well indeed.
The ‘Cuvee des Ormes’ is made using fruit grown in three Meursault based vineyards and comes from vines aged 35-60 years old. The wine undergoes a period of 12 months ageing in barrel on its lees prior to bottling.
On the nose it's full of aromatic notes of white fruit and flowers with a flinty mineral tone. The palate is one of richness thanks to the lees contact, and bottle age. It's starting to get some caramel and burnt orange flavours, as well as an abundance of white fruits, with notes of apple, pear and quince leading to a buttery creamy and nutty finish. The fresh, clean acidity balances the richness nicely.
This is a wonderful wine for anyone who is keen to try a superb expression of an aged white Burgundy. It's a great food wine too, it would work a treat with roast chicken or earthy root vegetable dishes.