Arnaud Tessier and his partner Catherine are two of the hardest working people in Burgundy. Even when you are tasting out of barrel with them they seem to keep working whilst you take your notes. They have just finished exhaustive transformation of an old building into an impressive new cuverie which will allow them to keep more of the fruit that they produce. The couple have quickly made quite a name for themselves and we tend to run out of their wines well before the new vintage becomes available. Stylistically, the wines are racy, mineral driven, taut and focussed, just how we like them! New oak is sensitively handled and the wines sing with energy. The Bourgogne is an especially good buy coming from an excellent plot in Puligny and showing terrific bite and stoniness. We are hoping that with the extra space and following a vintage with more volume (2017) we will finally have some wines to sell!
`Meursault is currently burgeoning with new young vignerons carving a name for themselves and Arnaud Tessier is one of them.` Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, February 2014.
Winemaker: Arnaud Tessier
Hectares: 7.5 hectares
Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Meursault, Meursault `Les Casses-Têtes`, Meursault 1er Cru Poruzot-Dessus, Meursault 1er Cru `Genevrières, Meursault 1er Cru `Charmes-Dessus`, Meursault 1er Cru `Grands Charrons`
Champ Perrier is a great plot in the Puligny commune which part explains the wonderful minerality and raciness of this cuvée. It has extract, length and depth and for a humble Bourgogne, like a frenzied midwife, it really over delivers. Pleasingly Arnaud kep all of his production for the first time so we have a bit more of this to go round!Drink from 2016
From a vineyard close to Puligny this is a nice mix of bright freshness from the vineyard and easy roundedness from the vintage. Great value Bourgogne