Méo-Camuzet: A Vosne Legacy in Full Fruition


Méo-Camuzet: A Vosne Legacy in Full Fruition

Cat Stephani |

For Jean-Nicolas Méo, the fateful call came in 1984. With his family’s hallowed Vosne-Romanée vineyards cultivated by métayers since the early 20th century, and the late, great Henri Jayer soon to retire, the time had come for a decision to be made on the future of the family domaine. For the first time in three generations of ownership, a Méo would return to Vosne-Romanée.

Now 35 years into his storied tenure, ushered in and mentored by one of Burgundy’s most legendary and influential vignerons, the dedicated Jean-Nicolas Méo has brought an auspicious Vosne legacy to full fruition. In short, the wines of Méo-Camuzet have never been better.

Long prized for their voluptuous yet silky expression of rich fruit and enticing aromatics, signature practices of destemming and judicious new oak remain intact, yet not without thoughtful evolution. While past whispers of over-extraction or heavy-handed oak have dissipated over the passage of time, an ever-so-subtle integration of stems, along with a refinement in wood selection continues to impress critics and collectors alike.

Our latest arrivals highlight the domaine’s wondrous holdings, from their illustrious Grands Crus to their well-honed négociant bottlings.

From the hill of Corton, Clos Rognet boasts power and voluminous fruit, while the durable Les Perrières embodies a steelier sheen, both of which unfurl gracefully over time.

From the thin top soils of Les Rouges du Bas, Méo’s Échezeaux leans towards minerality and finesse, while their enchanting Clos Vougeot is well worth seeking out, one crafted from privileged exposures surrounding the château. The vantage of Verroilles-based vines in Richebourg offers a relatively elegant portrait of the sumptuous Grand Cru, a crown jewel of the domaine rivaled only perhaps by the mythical Cros Parantoux.

As the latest addition to Sotheby's current collection, the 2021 allocation of Méo-Camuzet offers a wonderful window into the true terroir of each vineyard. For some, the luminously fresh vintage is reminiscent of a Burgundy from decades past, the finesse we fell for in the first place, and a welcome opportunity to reach for these treasures sooner than later. Make a selection of these Burgundian marvels yours today with our latest collection of Méo-Camuzet.

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