2020 Meursault 1er cru Les Genevrières
François Mikulski is in the top Echelon of Meursault producers. His wines are bright, mineral, racy and incredibly fine.
Mikulski produces elegant wines that are highly sought after and can be hard to find. They start life pale in colour and are typically nervy and tight. Stylistically they are kind of sui-generis as they are not embellished by oak nor do are thy cloaked in reductive artifice - they are fine, precise and have lovely balance and length. In the vines Mikulski is a practitioner of lutte raisonnée, a system of cultivation that is essentially organic and noninterventionist. Lutte raisonnée entails holistic and balanced viticultural management with primary focus on the microbialhealth of the soil and the biodiversity of the vineyard. 100% Chardonnay from the Meursault Premier Cru les Genevrières vineyard which is grown on limestone gravel on a base of fractured rock plates. Vines are around 50 years old and are east facing. The wine is in 20% new oak and the rest in barrels which have held 1, 2 or three wines. This is the cuvee with the greatest cellaring potential. Powerful yet elegant. True unicorn.