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The Domaine is located in Aloxe-Corton, small village of the Côte de Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy. Located at the foot of the remarkable hill of Corton, the vineyard benefits from a rare exposure, going from the East, to South and South-West.

The family business is run by Didier, Thérèse and now Freddy Meuneveaux, their son who represents the 4th generation. Freddy is part of the new generation to deal with the 9 appellations on the 6 hectares of the Domaine. There are few wine growers in Aloxe-Corton and even fewer young ones…

Freddy spent seven years at the Lycée Viticole of Beaune. He obtained his professional baccalauréat with an internship at Domaine Bonneau du Martray in Pernand-Vergelesses. He then obtained a BTS in commerce with an internship at Bouchard Père et fils in 2004. In 2005 Freddy obtained a BTS in Viticulture & Enology followed by an internship at Domaine Henri Gouges in Nuits-St.-Georges. Afterwards he replaces for 6 months the vineyard manager of Domaine Rebourseau in Gevrey-Chambertin. Then, during 3 years, he worked as a winemaker at Domaine Tollot Beault in Chorey- les-Beaune. He then moved to the USA, Oregon. He stayed there six months as an employee at Del Rio Vineyards.

He joined the Family Estate in 2009. He will be an employee of the Domaine for 3 years before moving on January 1st, 2013, as manager of the Domaine. He works with his father to improve the quality of the Domaine’s wines. Freddy relies on recent productions techniques while keeping a traditional way.

From a viticultural point of view, Freddy is vigilant about protecting the environment and doesn’t hesitate tilling his vineyards against weeds and the like (no herbicides and insecticides are used). Freddy also benefits from the good advices of his wife Daisy, a graduate oenologist from the faculty of Dijon.

90% of the wines are red though one of the two whites is the relatively rare Grand Cru Corton Blanc.

Harvesting is done by hand with a sorting in the vineyards. The fruit is 100% destemmed and indigenous yeast is used during the fermentations which last for 15 to 21 days. It is followed by 1 or 2 days of heavy lees settling. The wine will then be transferred to cask by gravity (no pumps are used) where the élevage will last from 12 to 18 months depending on the level of the appellation.

 

Chorey-Les-Beaune 2014

Beautiful bright color. Balanced and supple wine with aromas of strawberryblackcurrant. Soft and pleasant on the palate with mineral notes and a beautiful harmony of tannins. Good finish. All in finesse. Serving suggestions: To be enjoyed on tails of braised beef, roasted poultry and grills. It will also accompany soft cheeses.

Vineyard Size: 0.45 hectares Altitude: Between 200 and 250 meters on the plain side. Exposure: Facing East. Geology: A mixed of clay, limestone and sandy soil. Average vine age: 29 years Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir Average yield: 40/45 hl/hectare Viticulture Trellis method: simple Guyot / Royat Number of vine per hectare: 9000 The vines are treated, by environmentally sound technologies; it is a balance between the traditional and new biological technologies, which allows to fertilize the soil, protect the plants and not to harm the ecology at the same time. Vinifications Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest 100% destemmed for better finesse. Regular punching and pumping. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks for about 20 days. Devatting and barreled in the cellars. Clarification and maturation in French oak barrels for about 12 months. 1/3 in new barrels. Bottled at the Domaine. Alcohol 12,5%

REVIEWS:
Domaine Meuneveaux Chorey-les-Beaune 2014, WA December 30, 2015

Aloxe-Corton 2014

A beautiful deep red color. Aromatic richness (raspberry and mulberry). Good mouthfeel. Well balanced and good volume on the palate. A very present structure, with persistent tannins. A very fine and elegant wine. Serving suggestions: To be tasted with roasted poultry, roast pork or braised in its juice. Not to mention that it also accompanies the cheeses of our terroirs.

Vineyard Size: 2.81 hectares Altitude: Between 200 et 250 meters at the foot of the hillside of Corton. Exposure: Facing East, South-East. Geology: A clay and limestone soil. Average vine age: 52 years Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir Average yield: 35/40 hl/hectare Viticulture Trellis method: simple Guyot (6 to7 buds per cane to keep the yield low and increase the quality) Number of vine per hectare: 9000 The vines are treated, by environmentally sound technologies; it is a balance between the traditional and new biological technologies, which allows to fertilize the soil, protect the plants and not to harm the ecology at the same time. Vinifications Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest 100% destemmed for better finesse. Regular punching and pumping. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks for about 20 days. Devatting and barreled in the cellars. Clarification and maturation in French oak barrels for about 12 months. 1/3 in new barrels. Bottled at the Domaine. Alcohol 13%

REVIEWS:
Domaine Meuneveaux Aloxe-Corton 2014, WA December 30 2015

Beaune Reversées 2014

Intense red colour. The bouquet is well-defined and very elegant with perfumed red cherry fruits and light woody notes. The palate is rounded on the entry with silky smooth tannins. Very nice balance. Lively red cherry and strawberry fruit towards the finish. A very nice and fine wine. Serving suggestions: To be tasted with cheeks of beef with spices, salmi of guinea fowl, roasted poultry, eggs in “meurettes”; It will be great also with the cheeses of our terroirs (époisses, soumaintrain, brillat savarin, and the cheese of the Abbey of Cîteaux)

Vineyard Size: 0.27 hectare Altitude: Between 250 and 300 meters at mid-slope. Exposure: Facing East. Geology: Clay and limestone soil. Average vine age: 30 years. Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir Average yield: 30 hl/hectare Viticulture Trellis method: simple Guyot (6 to 7 buds per cane to keep the yield low and increase the quality) Number of vine per hectare: 9000 The vines are treated, by environmentally sound technologies; it is a balance between the traditional and new biological technologies, which allows to fertilize the soil, protect the plants and not to harm the ecology at the same time. Vinifications: Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest 100% destemmed for better finesse. Regular punching and pumping. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks for about 20 days. Devatting and barreled in the cellars. Clarification and maturation in French oak barrels for about 12 months. 1/3 in new barrels. Bottled at the Domaine. Alcohol 13%

REVIEWS:
Domaine Meuneveaux Les Reversees 2014, WA December 30 2015

Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 2014

The wine has a bright ruby colour with shiny notes. Its nose is fruity and reveals aromas of red fruits (blackberry & raspberry) with subtle mineral notes. It is also woody at the same time. On the palate the wine is tannic, robust and full bodied with sappy red berry fruits. It has a crisp acidity and a gentle grip. A complex wine that will need a few years before it express itself completely. Serving suggestions: It can be enjoyed with red meat as well as game. It will also go well with cheese

Vineyard Size: 1 hectare Altitude: Between 200 et 250 meters at the foot of the hillside of Corton. Exposure :Facing East, South-East. Geology: Clay and limestone soil. Average vine age: 27 years Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir Average yield: 35/40 hl/hectare Viticulture Trellis method: simple Guyot (6 to7 buds per cane to keep the yield low and increase the quality) Number of vine per hectare : 7700 The vines are treated, by environmentally sound technologies; it is a balance between the traditional and new biological technologies, which allows to fertilize the soil, protect the plants and not to harm the ecology at the same time. Vinifications: The high quality of our Aloxe-Corton 1st Cru is the result of a long work in the vineyards. The intense concentration is obtained through short and spaced pruning. Harvesting is done by hand. After being pressed, the must is fermented in tank for about two weeks. The second fermentation will be done in French oak barrels (1/3 of new oak). The wine will then age in oak barrels for 12 months before being bottled at the Domaine. Alcohol 13%

REVIEWS:
Domaine Meuneveaux Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 2014, WA December 30 2015

Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2014

Very beautiful dark red color. A very fragrant bouquet with scents of strawberry and blackberry. Well balanced and ample on the palate with round tannins, bright red fruits and superb focus and minerality towards the finish. Good length. Generous and opulent. Serving suggestions: To enjoy with a salmis of guinea fowl, hazelnut of deer or a filet of beef in crust. It will be great also with the cheeses of our terroirs (époisses, soumaintrain, brillat savarin, or a cheese of the Abbey of Cîteaux).

Vineyard Size: 0.25 hectares. Altitude: Between 300 and 330 meters at mid-hill. Exposure: Facing East. Geology: Clay and limestone soil. Average vine age: 37 years. Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir. Average yield: 35 hl/hectare. Viticulture Trellis method : simple Guyot (6 to 7 buds per cane to keep the yield low and increase the quality) Number of vine per hectare : 9000 The vines are treated, by environmentally sound technologies; it is a balance between the traditional and new biological technologies, which allows to fertilize the soil, protect the plants and not to harm the ecology at the same time. Vinifications: Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest 100% destemmed for better finesse. Regular punching and pumping. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks for about 20 days. Devatting and barreled in the cellars. Clarification and maturation in French oak barrels for about 12 months. 1/3 in new barrels. Bottled at the Domaine. Alcohol 13,5%

REVIEWS:
Domaine Meuneveaux Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2014, WA December 30 2015

Corton-Perrières Grand Cru 2014

Beautiful deep ruby red color. It has a very refined bouquet with dark red fruit aromas (cherry and cassis). Good amplitude on the palate that is vibrant with great tension and round tannins. Solid structure with a good acidity. A racy and generous wine that gives a succulent and convincing finish. Several years of aging in the cellar will reward the connoisseur. Serving suggestions: Will go well with salmis of guinea fowl, duck with orange or filet of charolais in crust. It will be great also with the cheeses of our terroirs (époisses, soumaintain, brillat savarin, or a cheese of the Abbey of Cîteaux).

Vineyard Size: 0.66 hectares Altitude: Between 300 and 350 meters at mid-hill. Exposure: Facing East. Geology: Clay and limestone soil. Average vine age: 66 years Varietal composition: 100% Pinot Noir Average yield: 30 hl/hectare Viticulture Trellis method: simple Guyot (6 to 7 buds per cane to keep the yield low and increase the quality) Number of vine per hectare: 9000 The vines are treated, by environmentally sound technologies; it is a balance between the traditional and new biological technologies, which allows to fertilize the soil, protect the plants and not to harm the ecology at the same time. Vinifications Manual harvest. Sorting in the vineyard. Harvest 100% destemmed for better finesse. Regular punching and pumping. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tanks for about 20 days. Devatting and barreled in the cellars. Clarification and maturation in French oak barrels for about 12 months. 1/3 in new barrels. Bottled at the Domaine. Alcohol 13,5%

REVIEWS:
Domaine Meuneveaux Corton-Perrieres Grand Cru 2014, WA December 30 2015

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