Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2013 Meursault Chevalieres, also matured in 25% new oak, has a crisp, quite airy bouquet that is well defined with apricot blossom and white peach scents. The palate is quite viscous on the entry, slightly lower acidity and a rounded honeyed finish that slips down the throat with ease. (Dec 2014)
Meursault “Les Chevalieres” comes from 2.5 hectares divided into 5 to 7 blocks, all treated separately. This mellow wine is firm and elegant. It has a feminine bouquet of peach and pineapple notes, mixed with grape skin aromas.
|Xavier Monnot is a 17-hectare estate, all family-owned, located in Meursault. About 50% of the vineyards are planted in white, 50% in red. The production though is 65% white.
Domaine Xavier Monnot’s vineyards are very spread out, covering most of the Cote de Beaune starting in Beaune 1er Cru “Cent Vignes” and stretching all the way to Maranges 1er Cru in the Cote Chalonnaise. All the vines are hand-harvested and new oak is used with a lot of caution.