It comes from Chardonnay grapes grown and grown in Meursault in the Premier Cru Charmes vineyard, on soils composed of silt on stratified rock, with a depth of 80 cm (perfect for having water reserves). The vines were planted in 1913, 1930 and 1998. In the vineyard François Mikulski works according to the guidelines of organic farming; in the cellar indigenous yeasts are used for spontaneous fermentations carried out in natural rock rooms at a temperature of 6-8 °. The wine ages in small barrels for 15 months; a further rest in glass follows without undergoing clarification or filtration.
The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.
Great wine, the nose reveals aromas of honey, mimosa, Turkish delight, flowers, bergamot, orange, nutmeg and spices. In the mouth it has an intense and fluid texture, reminiscent of the toasted hazelnut that accompanies the sip until the endless finish.
Wine with important capacity for evolution in the bottle, even beyond 10 years.
Taste it at a temperature of 12 ° C, combined with Gragnano mezze manicures with salamella and porcini mushrooms with black truffle.