Producer Spotlight: Michel Caillot Meursault Lieu-Dit 2014s

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From a stunning White Burgundy vintage, dive in nose-first into the individuality of Meursault’s terroirs  through the eyes of Michel Caillot.

  • Michel Caillot Meursault Le Limozin  2014 | Chardonnay
  • Michel Caillot Meursault Les Tessons  2014 | Chardonnay
  • Michel Caillot Meursault Clos du Cromin  2014 | Chardonnay

Michel Caillot Meursault Le Limzon 2014

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2014

Roasted nuts, Meyer lemon zest with a touch of lightly toasted oak characters sitting in the background.

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Le Limozin holds an enviable position within Meursault, laying immediately downslope from the exalted Premier Cru of Genevrières and abutting Charmes to its north. Its clay-limestone soils are well suited to Chardonnay with a series of gradients as the vineyard tends towards the flats of Meursault from up the hill.

This is without a doubt, a highly regarded lieu-dit village bottling that is held in high regard across the terroirs of Meursault.

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Michel Caillot Meursault Les Tessons

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2014

An array of white flowers, candied citrus and a chalky minerality come together through detailed layers with a long finish.

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The vineyard of Le Tesson is widely regarded as one of the best village level vineyards in Meursault. In Dr. Jules Lavalle’s classification of Burgundian vineyards in 1855, it was ranked amongst his ‘Premieres Cuvee’, along with Genevrières Dessus, Charmes Dessus, Bouchères and Gouttes d’Or. It is worth noting that it remained largely uncultivated up until major replantings in the 1950s, which might have contributed to its exclusion as a Premier Cru vineyard in the AOC classification of 1935. 

The site sits on the same altitude as the belt of Premier Crus across Meursault, on a steep aspect with easily-eroded soil. Its rocky nature translates through with a vibrant mineral character.

 

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Michel Caillot Meursault Clos du Cromin 2014

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2014

Gentle spice notes, vibrant citrus with a light vanilla oak influence against a sense of richness, yet not without textural restraint.

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Clos du Cromin is located to the northeast of the village of Meursault, neighbouring Volnay ‘Les Santenots’. The stonewalls of the vineyard and the local Burgundian origin of the name ‘Cro’ are evidence of the presence of quarries from many years prior. 

The site is known for its relatively richer expressions compared to vineyards further south in Meursault. The balance between Caillot’s fresher style counterbalances some of the inherent richness which the terroir contributes.

 

 

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Description

The Caillot estate was founded in 1961 by Roger Caillot, the father of current vigneron Michel Caillot. The estate covers 13 hectares of vineyards: seven planted to white and six to red grapes. The main focus of their holdings is in Meursault, with additional holdings in Puligny-Montrachet, Batard Montrachet and Satennay for whites. Their red parcels are located in Pommard, Volnay, Beaune and Monthelie. This array of holdings is even more enviable with an average vine age of around 40 years, with some vines as old as 70 years. 

Since Michel joined the estate in the late 1980s the estate has moved towards organic viticulture, even without seeking certification; a stronger focus on quality has seen a decrease in yields as well. In the cellar, the aim is for as little intervention as possible, preserving the individuality of the terroir. Wines are moved by gravity in the three-level winery, with the wines kept on lees for as long as possible and only a single racking before bottling. The white wines are fined but not filtered, new oak not exceeding 30% for village level wines. The wines see 12 months in barrel, before a further 12 months in tank before bottling. 

Michel’s wines have a distinctive house style, with an emphasis on a freshness of citrus-driven flavours and vibrant minerality, without being overpowered by winemaking techniques or oak usage. 

2014 was—and still is—a stunning vintage for whites across Burgundy with a purity of fruit held together with a tension and freshness. This rare back vintage trio highlights the individuality and character of the terroirs within Meursault—delivered by the meticulous hands of a winemaker so adamant about the purity of the site’s expression.

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Michel Caillot Meursault Le Limzon 2014

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2014

Roasted nuts, Meyer lemon zest with a touch of lightly toasted oak characters sitting in the background.

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Le Limozin holds an enviable position within Meursault, laying immediately downslope from the exalted Premier Cru of Genevrières and abutting Charmes to its north. Its clay-limestone soils are well suited to Chardonnay with a series of gradients as the vineyard tends towards the flats of Meursault from up the hill.

This is without a doubt, a highly regarded lieu-dit village bottling that is held in high regard across the terroirs of Meursault.

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Michel Caillot Meursault Les Tessons

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2014

An array of white flowers, candied citrus and a chalky minerality come together through detailed layers with a long finish.

+ Read More

The vineyard of Le Tesson is widely regarded as one of the best village level vineyards in Meursault. In Dr. Jules Lavalle’s classification of Burgundian vineyards in 1855, it was ranked amongst his ‘Premieres Cuvee’, along with Genevrières Dessus, Charmes Dessus, Bouchères and Gouttes d’Or. It is worth noting that it remained largely uncultivated up until major replantings in the 1950s, which might have contributed to its exclusion as a Premier Cru vineyard in the AOC classification of 1935. 

The site sits on the same altitude as the belt of Premier Crus across Meursault, on a steep aspect with easily-eroded soil. Its rocky nature translates through with a vibrant mineral character.

 

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Michel Caillot Meursault Clos du Cromin 2014

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2014

Gentle spice notes, vibrant citrus with a light vanilla oak influence against a sense of richness, yet not without textural restraint.

+ Read More

Clos du Cromin is located to the northeast of the village of Meursault, neighbouring Volnay ‘Les Santenots’. The stonewalls of the vineyard and the local Burgundian origin of the name ‘Cro’ are evidence of the presence of quarries from many years prior. 

The site is known for its relatively richer expressions compared to vineyards further south in Meursault. The balance between Caillot’s fresher style counterbalances some of the inherent richness which the terroir contributes.

 

 

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