Meursault - Les Grands Charrons - Sebastien Magnien - Burgundy - France
The Somerset Wine Co
2020 vintage. Meursault Les Grands Charrons comes from a single parcel located near the start of the slope. Mouthwatering apple and yellow fruit flavours are balanced by a pithy grapefruit and lemon zest character. Very charming and contained, it will benefit from a few years in bottle. Older vintages develop lovely depths with complex white truffle and almond notes. Drink from 2025.
A young domaine by name only, as it descends from Domaine Parigot de Meloisey in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Sébastien Magnien transferred to revamped cellars in Meursault in 2003. Today the property extends over 12 hectares and is managed according to sustainable principles, the whites coming from the Hautes Côtes, Saint-Romain and Meursault and the reds from Volnay, Pommard, Beaune and the Hautes Côtes. A talented young vigneron, Sébastien’s style is true to the most classical Burgundian traditions. With a hands-off approach in the cellar, and a minimalist use of oak that lets the terroir speak for itself, the wines are pure fruited and focused. Sébastien reported an excellent 2020 vintage with picking starting on 22nd August to maintain acidity. The wines have slightly more alcohol than the 2019s but are better balanced due to their freshness.