- Meursault is also the name of the main character in Albert Camus' novel The Stranger
Meursault is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in Bourgogne (Burgundy) in eastern France.
Geography and viticulture
Meursault is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée
(AOC) in the Côte de Beaune
subregion of the Burgundy wine
region. It lies along the foot of the Cote-d'Or escarpment
, around Beaune
and with the broad Saône
valley plain to its east. Meursault produces mainly white wines from Chardonnay
grapes, primarily in a style with a clear oak
influence, which have led to descriptions such as "buttery" to be applied to powerful examples of Meursault wines. Within the Meursault AOC there are some Premier Cru
vineyards, but no Grand Cru
. This has however not stopped the wines from Meursault from competing with the white burgundies from the villages Chassagne-Montrachet
, where several Grands Crus are situated.
List of mayors
|| Background |
| March 2001
|| M. Jean-Claude Monnier
| Earlier data are not yet known.
|| 1999 |
| Figures returned beginning in 1962 : Population without duplication