Comtesse de Cherisey Meursault Cuvee Leo 2016
Named for Laurent Martelet's first grandchild, this wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. At first whiff, you’ll know what the fuss is about, both with Meursault in general and de Chérisey more specifically. Classic, mineral, rich aromas make for quick seduction.
The lost hamlet of Blagny, up in the hills between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault in the Cote d’Or in Burgundy, is home to Domaine Comtesse Bernard de Chérisey. You may have heard the name “Blagny” before, attached to a bottle of premier cru Meursault-Blagny, or perhaps even a bottle of the increasingly rare Blagny rouge. Monks were the first inhabitants, planting vines in the 14th century. This almost magical, lost-in-time corner of the world boasts a unique microclimate, with a slightly different average temperature, exposition and soil than the rest of Burgundy.