The Château de Meursault
was built in the 11th century and enlarged in the early 12th century, largely under the Serre family, who made important architectural modifications and significantly expanded the viticultural property. In 2012 the château was acquired by the Halley family, who wish to maintain and enhance its standing in France and worldwide.
The property encompasses 60 hectares (148 acres) of vineyards, all in the Côte de Beaune, in the villages of Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and Puligny-Montrachet. The vines, which are cared for according to lutte raisonnée, with biological pest control, enjoy an ideal location and protection from the wind by the mountains to the west. The soils that nourish them are rich in limestone, and the subsoils drain well, making the terroir quite rich. Thanks to an unusual arrangement (piecework), each of the estate's 18 winegrowers works the same parcels throughout the full annual cycle, culminating in a fully manual harvest.
Built in 1980, the winery is equipped with modern tools that rely on gravity to avoid unnecessary and detrimental pumping.
Today, the Château de Meursault is considered one of the best estates in Burgundy.
More informations on the website Meursault