Definition of Meursault in US English:



  • A burgundy wine, typically white, produced near Beaune in eastern France.

    • ‘In the dark and cold of his cellar Dominique dips his glass wine thief into the first barrel of Meursault.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Named after a commune in the Côte d'Or region of France.