Approximately halfway between Beaune and Santenay lies Meursault in the Côte de Beaune. Charmes sits in a small cluster of Premier Cru vineyards at the southern end of Meursault, close to the Puligny-Montrachet commune boundary. These sites produce the commune’s finest wines. Charmes is one of Meursault’s largest and bestknown vineyards covering 76.8 acres and most of the slope’s vertical extent. It takes its name from the hornbeam trees or ‘charmes’ that once covered the land. Facing south and southeast, the gentle sloping vineyards take advantage of the morning and afternoon sun during the growing season.
The soil found in Charmes is average in depth and alternates between clay and limestone, and is covered with calcareous stones, which lends plenty of fruit and body to the wines produced from the region.
This white wine is rich and full-bodied, with ample fruit through the middle. The superb acidity and fleshy and fine, stony finish lends to a well-balanced, fine representation from Charmes.