Chateau de Meursault
After being ceded in the 11th century by Robert I, Duke of Burgundy and grandson of Hugues Capet, to one of his squires, the fief of the Moulin Foulot will change owners several times until the 18th century at the mercy of struggles between the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kingship ... After having spent one century of inheritance, the goods will be seized and sold during the revolution.
During the 19th century, the Serre family modified what was only a simple mill to give the building its current structure: building cellars, winery and magnificent cellars, dug by the monks of Cîteaux : the family will develop its wine business considerably, before a new period of decline.
In 1973, André Boisseaux bought the estate and took over its restoration, modernized production tools and developed wine tourism! Château de Meursault becomes one of the most beautiful properties in Burgundy.
Since 2012, the castle belongs to the Halley family, which continues to develop projects around the vineyard and climates ...
La vie de Chateau
Several events are held throughout the year in the reception rooms and cellars of the estate, including Bach à Bacchus festival concerts in July, and of course the famous Paulée de Meursault :
Established in 1923 by Mayor Jules Lafon, to restore the traditional meal of end of harvest, the Paulée de Meursault closing Three Glorious (on Monday noon), celebrated every third weekend of November, after the dinner of Clos Vougeot (Saturday evening) and the famous Hospices de Beaune Auction (Sunday):
Moment and place of festivities essential for the vine growers and the wine lovers, between 700 and 800 guests have the chance to taste the wines brought by the vine growers during a meal prepared by a great Chef, between songs and Burgundy banns.
Since 1932, La Paulée de Meursault has also awarded a literary prize, awarded in 2018 to Irène Frain, writer, novelist, journalist and historian. She is a founding member of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.
The Climate of Burgondy
Understanding the origin of the Crus
This term comes from the Greek "klima", which means "inclination", "plot": everything is said.
In Burgundy, this notion is essential to understand the different wines, the delimitation of parcels. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Climate of Burgondy makes the history of our wines, from lands whose geological characteristics are unique.
A climate of Burgundy is a vineyard plot delimited according to its unique geological characteristics. It defines the place of each vintage (Regional Appellation, Village, Premier Cru, Grand Cru) in the wine classification.
From Dijon to Santenay, we will find some famous names like, Clos de Vougeot, Montrachet, Chambertin, Romanée-ContiCorton, Musigny.
You can discover, in Beaune, the Maison des Climats, located Porte Marie de Bourgogne, next to the Tourist Office ...
The cultural heritage of Meursault
A must visit during your stay in Meursault, these sites tell the story of the village:
The Saint-Nicolas Church, listed as a historical monument, was rebuilt in the 15th century by the abbots of the Abbey of Cluny following a fire; its octagonal spire is over 50 meters long!
The town hall of Meursault, former castle dismantled in the 15th century, is surmounted by a typical roof Bouguignon glazed tile. Located near the demarcation line during the Second World War, Gérard Oury included this town hall in "La Grande Vadrouille", when these heroes, Bourvil and De Funès, tried to cross the line.
The former Leproserie, founded in the 12th century by Hugh II, Duke of Burgundy. In 1694, a royal edict brought the hospices of the countryside to hospitals in the cities, but it was not until 1754 that the Meursault Hospital was finally reunited at the Hôtel Dieu de Beaune. This district of the village still retains the name of "Hospital de Meursault".