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Meursault

Meursault

[mur-soh; Fr. mœr-soh]

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 and Puligny-Montrachet, where several Grands Crus are situated.

Administration

List of mayors
Year Name Party Background
March 2001 M. Jean-Claude Monnier
Earlier data are not yet known.

Demography

Demographic development
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
1793 1831 1733 1645 1538 1598
Figures returned beginning in 1962 : Population without duplication

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