Definition of Meursault in US English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


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