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2017 Domaine Arnaud Ente Meursault

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    Domaine Arnaud Ente
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Domaine Arnaud Ente is one of the hottest wine properties in Mersault today and arguably Burgundy’s brightest rising star. Stylistically Arnaud’s wines lie somewhere between the rich, generous, hedonistic style of Dominique Lafon and the linear, precise, mineral, citrus character of Coche Dury.

During the 1990s Arnaud’s wines attracted a lot of attention for their opulent style, due to his preference to pick late for maximum ripeness. Since 2000 the wines have displayed a more complex, naturally acidic style with enhanced minerality, which reflects the move to a programme of earlier picking. His wines are now amongst the very finest in the village.

Arnaud and his wife, Marie-Odile, work primarily on their own to craft an exquisite range of micro-production white Burgundies from Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Precision, purity, elegance, and finesse are the best descriptors of the Ente style.

Tasting Notes

89-91 Points Allen Meadows
This is actually not aromatically dissimilar to the Bourgogne Chardonnay with perhaps a bit more overall layering. By contrast there is considerably better concentration to the more mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that offer both good richness and vibrancy, all wrapped in a dry, clean and focused finish. This is a very fine Meursault villages and worth considering.

91 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, citrus oil, oatmeal, beeswax and fresh pastry introduce the 2017 Meursault Village, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping wine that’s pure, precise and penetrating. More generous and textural than Ente’s racier 2018 rendition, the 2017 is performing very well from bottle.

2017 Domaine Arnaud Ente Meursault