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Château de la Velle


The old juicer of the Chateau de la Velle

The Château de la Velle is situated in Meursault and is about 800 years old. Since 1780 it is the family estate of the Darviot family. Part of the facilities is a good preserved, huge wine juicer which several local vinters used to press their wine with. Bernadette and Mernard Darviot have a wide variety of Beaune wines, whites and reds. They also own a climate of Meursault directly in front of the Château which therefore is named Clos de la Velle. In the Château there also beautiful holiday apartments. In one of them we spent our annual visit to the Côte d'Or.

Bottle Samples:


Bourgogne Chardonnay 2000
Honey and flowers. In the finish some butter. Good, basic Chardonnay. Now good for drinking.

Beaune Clos des Monsniéres 2000
One of the rare Beaune white wines. Good structure, very fine acidity. Honey notes and minerals.

Meursault Clos de la Velle 2001
From the climate, grows directly beneath the Château. Very good fruit. Honey, hazelnut and mineral notes. Good Meursault.


Beaune Villes Vignes 2000
Aroma of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and some cassis. Soft tannins. Already very open, good Beaune, but not so compact and convincing like the beautiful 1999-version.

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