MÃƒÂ©o-Camuzet is one of the most celebrated domaines of the CÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â´te dÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢Or, located in the heart of prestigious Vosne-RomanÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©e. The domaine boasts fourteen hectares of land in some of the most spectacular appellations and crus of Burgundy. The vineyard land in Burgundy is highly parceled out among families, which makes it rare for anyone to have enough vines to be able to bottle one grand cru, let alone the four that the MÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©os have. The early beginnings of the domaine left it in the hands of mÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©tayeurs, or share-croppers. The last twenty years have brought substantial changes that have fostered a new chapter for the MÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©o family. Founder ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â°tienne Camuzet was not only a passionate vigneron, but a full-time politician, and spent most of his time in Paris, representing the CÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â´te dÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢Or. In order to keep his land in use, he offered it to capable share-croppers to farm. By the time his daughter had inherited the estate, she found herself with no successors, so the estate was passed down to her closest relative, Jean MÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©o. Jean was also deeply involved in national politicsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Âhe served as a member of Charles DeGaulleÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s cabinet. Consequently, he, too, had to direct the domaine from afar. In the early 1980s, as many of the mÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©tayeurs were starting to retire, it became clear that the domaine needed a new direction. JeanÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s son, Jean-Nicolas had also spent most of his life in Paris. By 1985, it was his turn to take the helm. In lieu of continuing to rent out their highly-pedigreed vineyards, he made the bold decision to slowly start reclaiming the land for the domaineÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s own bottlings. He called upon the resident expert, one of BurgundyÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s greatest winemakers of all time, Henri Jayer, for guidance. Henri had spent over forty years farming parcels from MÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©o-Camuzet under his own label, while enjoying celebrity status in the Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant portfolio. For three years, he mentored Jean-Nicolas during the transition and finally decided to retire in 1988. Though Jayer passed away in 2006, his legacy endures to this day. Jean-Nicolas has since directed the cellar and sales. He has put the vineyards in the capable hands of Christian Faurois, son of one of domaineÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s mÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©tayeurs, who has dedicated himself to these vineyards since 1973. Domaine MÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©o-Camuzet bottles four astounding grands crus (Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Corton Clos Rognet, and ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â°chezeaux, with two more Cortons soon on the way), ten premier crus (from the communes of Vosne-RomanÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©e, Nuits-St-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, and Fixin), several village wines, one Bourgogne Rouge, and only one white. Jean-Nicolas aims for balance and purity of fruit, which he accomplishes with terrific success. Though delicate and fine, even in their youth, the paradoxical concentration and intensity of these wines make them ideal for long cellar aging. These rare, stunning achievements are a Burgundy loverÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s dream. Visit the Domaine Meo-Camuzet website.
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Vosne Romanée Les Chaumes 2015
There is much finesse and elegance in this wine, very typical of the Vosne-Romanée appellation. Fullness and charm coexist here, in a wine which is not as awe-inspiring as the superb crus, "les Brûlées" and "Cros Parantoux", but which is easy to drink and will quickly seduce you. more
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits St Georges Aux Murgers 2015
A clearly pronounced personality: powerful, sometimes wild aromas; a marked acidity, which give it a captivating freshness; a fine roundness, sometimes even opulence. In short, an intense wine which has many cards in its hand to win you over. more
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Clos Rognet 2015
In our cellars, Corton represents silkiness, smoothness and authority. Its vines produce a robust wine with astonishing ageing capacity. It is always very mature and therefore offers us sweet aromas and a well-rounded texture; its structure is sometimes pronounced in the finish. Even if this wine may appear to be ... more
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Nuits St. Georges Aux Boudots 2012
A wine which is very typical of the appellation Vosne-Romanée: its roundness, its fleshy plumpness, its discreet but effective structure. Its great maturity and its balance belie the reputation for austerity which goes with Nuits. more
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Chambolle Musigny Les Cras 2015
This wine is characterised by its strength and its structure. Of course, this is Chambolle-Musigny and there is no trace of aggressiveness. But it is intense, and both the degree of maturity and the level of acidity are high, which represents a fairly rare but interesting combination. more
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes 2015
A sweet wine, round and charming, with a touch of minerality and a little tannin in the finish, which brings it an additional dimension. The structure can be a little dominant when the wine is young. more
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Charlemagne 2015
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