Meo-Camuzet

Méo-Camuzet is one of the undisputed star estates of Burgundy. Until 1988 most of the domaine’s holdings were leased out to other vignerons and amazingly most of the wine was sold off to négociants in bulk. Today, it is a very different story.
Jean-Nicolas Méo and Christian Faurois now run the Domaine and together they produce some of the very best wine in the Côte d’Or. Meo Camuzet produces full-bodied, firm, rich, oaky, concentrated wines, which no serious Burgundy drinker should overlook.
Before the current incumbent, there are two major names associated with this great Vosne-Romanée domaine. The first is Etienne Camuzet, a political figure who was deputy for the Côte d’Or from 1902 to 1932, and who purchased during his life some significant vineyard holdings as well as the Château de Clos de Vougeot, which he later gave to the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. His name frequently appears in litigation to decide which parcels of vineyard might or might not be included as part of a grand cru.
The second great personality is of course Henri Jayer, who was invited to look after the Camuzet vines as long ago as World War II, though not having been involved in the business before. Jayer remained a sharecropper until his (first) retirement in 1988, after which he continued to advise the domaine. JASPER MORRIS MW

One of the unquestioned super stars of the Cote. Meo Camuzet has holdings that would make any vigneron green with envy including Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Cros Parantoux, Echezeaux, Corton Clos Rognet and a swag of super 1er cru. Wines here are built to age yet always retain an airy freshness even in youth; often the litheness of the wines seems paradoxical to the concentration and grip. Jean-Nicolas Meo and Christian Faurois have a reputation of being among the region’s most fastidious viticulturalists and it shows in the final product. ROSCOE