2020 Domaine Francois Mikulski Bourgogne Cote d’Or Blanc
Cult wine producer, Francois Mikulski, is highly regarded as one of the best winemakers in Burgundy. This wine drinks like a $100 bottle of Meursault and is in fact made from 4 plots of 25+ year old vines in the village of Meursault. Drink now or cellar for 3-4 years. Limited quantity available.
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, and less than 750 cases produced.
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François Mikulski’s father, Lieutenant Mieczyslaw Mikulski, escaped from occupied Poland in 1939 and fled to England to join the resistance troops of the Free Polish Forces. In England, he met a Burgundian woman working on an English army base. This woman became his wife and they moved to Brussels where François was born and raised. Luckily for us and the world of wine, François spent his formative summers in Burgundy where he fell in love with the agrarian lifestyle and decided to dedicate his life to the vine. François inherited his first plots of Meursault in 1992 from his late uncle, Pierre Boillot. Since then, he has relentlessly pursued his authenticity, purity and elegance through acute attention to biological balance in the vineyard and terroir-minded élevage practices in the cellar. Much like humans, Francois believes vines are living organisms that need to be fed and treated with consideration. Homemade composts, phytosanitary environmentally-friendly products, plowing, and a carefully preserved biological balance of the soil helps him achieve his main goal of authenticity and purity. After meticulous sorting in the vineyards, the grapes are de-stemmed and lightly pressed. Natural yeasts are used in the fermentation after which the wines undergo an élevage 10-12 months. François typically restrains his new oak use to about 20%, believing that excessive wood masks the full expression of the terroir.
Mikulski is truly one of the best domains in Burgundy and we feel very lucky to be allotted a small amount each year.