Tempting treat from Bourgogne

Meursault is sometimes regarded as the simple country cousin of Puligny-Montrachet and Pouilly-Fuissé but it's often just as elegant and less expensive

Wine students are often told that Burgundy’s Meursault is nutty and slightly fat but, in fact, Meursault can be as citrussy and elegant as any Bourgogne blanc. Roland Thevenin Meursault 2006 (BWG) at around €28.99 retail is decent value for the category.

Don’t over chill before serving and enjoy fine lemony flavours and the subtle toastiness of well judged oak. It’s another Easter treat which would be lovely with turkey, and is currently available to Spar and Mace outlets.

Meursault is a village in Burgundy’s southern region, the Côte d’Or (Golden Slope). Made from the chardonnay grape, its whites are known for their fatter, weightier style than others from Bourgogne.

Thanks to this, it makes an excellent partner to a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, and it is often more reasonably priced than some of it’s illustrious neighbours.

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