Les Chevalières is a lieu-dit lying behind the town of Meursault in the valley leading towards Auxey-Duresses. It is one of several lieux-dits in Meursault that perform above their official “village” level status. The soil is very stony and the wine typically displays a strong mineral character, firm acidity, and piercing tension. There is always a big spine of acidity in Chevalières,” says Monnot.
Wines from Meursault are typified by aromas and flavors of ripe melon, hazelnut, and lemon custard, and tend to be broader and more textural than wines from neighboring villages. Aging in 15-20% percent small French oak barrels lends notes of toast and vanilla.
With its richness, texture, and toasted flavors this pairs well with light fish and shellfish and can counterbalance cream-based sauces.