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[mass noun] A burgundy wine, typically white, produced near Beaune.
- ‘The Meursault turned out be a Chablis, the Sancerre a Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, and what I thought was a Chardonnay turned out to be a Verdicchio from Italy.’
- ‘The latest sales statistics from France show that even the famous white-wine towns of Burgundy, Puligny, Chassagne, Meursault and Chablis are losing sales this year.’
- ‘While March saw the commencement of relaxed wine labelling laws, simply having the word Chardonnay on a bottle of Chablis or Meursault will not bring the necessary changes.’
- ‘Forty quid is a lot for Spanish plonk, but it came on like a seventy quid Meursault which is the sort of grog you want to be swilling in a gaff like this.’
- ‘A concentrated style of Chardonnay that many New World wineries have given up on, the residual sales and adoration of Meursault would suggest that the New World is in error.’
- ‘In the dark and cold of his cellar Dominique dips his glass wine thief into the first barrel of Meursault.’
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