The village appellation of Meursault
(Côte de Beaune, Côte-d'Or) is strictly confined to the village of Meursault itself. The sub-appellation Meursault Premier Cru comprises 21 climats (vineyard sites). As is commonly the case in Burgundy, the name of the appellation may be followed on a wine label by the name of the climat where the wine was grown.
Meursault is, without a doubt, the most renowned village in Burgundy for white wines. Located in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, it comprises about 400 hectares (990 acres) of vineyards lying on gentle slopes at an altitude of 230 to 360 meters (755 to 1181 feet). The east-facing slopes offer maximum sun exposure, and the soil of white marl on Bathonian limestone is particularly beneficial to the vines.
The vast majority of Meursault and Meursault Premier Cru wines are white and produced from Chardonnay, with a small portion of red wine made from Pinot Noir. White Meursault wines are well balanced and display the aromatic power that is characteristic of Chardonnay, as in the offerings of Domaine Henri et Gilles Buisson, Domaine d'Auvenay, Maison Bouchard Père et Fils, and Joseph Drouhin.
More informations on the website of the wines of Meursault