Alain Patriarche Meursault Vieilles Vignes 2013
Terrific structure. Shows a bit of barrel influence in the nose, along with white peach. Builds across the palate with a big streak of minerality, finishing with a touch of caramel and yellow raisin. Serious Meursault at this level.
The key word for Alain is PASSION. The man is passionate about Meursault, one of the most famous white wine towns in the world. He is passionate about Chardonnay, which he feels gains its greatest expression in the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy. He is passionate about quality wine making and "les grands vins de Meursault," which he likes to share with loyal friends.