2017 Régis Rossignol-Changarnier Meursault Bourgogne
The commune of Meursault in Burgundy's Côte-de-Beaune is synonymous with incomparably full, supple and ripening Chardonnays. And Régis Rossignol-Changarnier is no different. Meursault is produced here in very small quantities - only a few hundred bottles, really. Young Meursault can already be quite impressive but is often still very much influenced by the wooden barrel. It reaches its true quality after at least ten years. Then it becomes wonderfully buttery and soft - a perfect finish after a meal, enjoyed with cheese, as it is often served in Burgundy. Régis also makes his Meursault for the longer haul, so we recommend a little patience or at least a decanter and large glasses. Very multi-faceted. On the nose, ripe pear, hazelnut and vanilla cream. These are also found in the mouth, along with toasted almonds, yellow apple and some acacia honey. Full of tension. Needs a little more time, but already now goes well with roasted poultry and buttery sauces. When the wine has aged, try it with Époisses!
For fans, it's the holy grail of the wine world, for others, this attitude is completely incomprehensible. Burgundy polarises like hardly any other wine region. Even savvy wine drinkers often leave it alone because they have experienced too many disappointments. The classification is complicated, there are strong vintage fluctuations, the wines need maturity and are getting more and more expensive. You can probably spend your whole life on the subject, looking for just the right, authentic and also affordable Burgundy. But fortunately for us, there are producers like the legendary Domaine Régis Rossignol-Changarnier from Volnay on the Côte d'Or. Règis was already involved in his parents' grape harvest in 1950 and has been in charge since 1966. Today, he is officially retired and his daughter Aleth and her team continue his great work. But Régis is still on board, of course, and is now responsible for a good 70 vintages. The wine style is as clear as it is great: the terroir is everything! This means that the influence of barrels as well as the winemaking methods are kept small deliberately. All wines mature for 13 months in oak barrels and then further in the bottle. After three years of ageing, the wines are finally released. This is because Régis does not like Burgundies that are too young. The wines are honest ambassadors of their environment, they are old-school in a good way: A Burgundy as it is no longer easy to find these days.
Bottler: Domaine Régis Rossignol-Changarnier, 3 Rue d'Amour, 21190 Volnay, France
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