Usually one third new oak is used and the wines are bottled one
year after harvest. With extended lees contact and regular
lees-stirring (battonage) the wines gain texture and further
flavour dimension. The style is one of elegance and restraint but
with great depth.
The Meursault Sous La Velle vineyard is located at 220m, at the
base of the slope at on clay-gravel soil. The Michelot parcel is
just under one and half hectare the vines are 78 years old on
Domaine Michelot's "reasoned" vineyard practices aim at
maintaining a balanced natural environment. The goal is to
encourage the vine's natural resistance mechanisms. They
regularly plow the soils and apply compost rather than chemical
fertilizers. Grass is planted between all the rows to absorb
water, thereby creating a condition of mild hydratic stress for the
The Sous la Velle is an inviting, lush, textured style of
Mersault, meltingly beautiful, flirtatious and lovely.