Located at the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey is one of the largest viticultural appellations in Burgundy with its 650 ha of vineyards, 85 “village” appellations and 32 Premiers Crus.
SoilThe exposure of Mercurey’s vineyards ranges from east to south and the stony brown soil is well drained and rich in clay, overlying hard Oxfordian limestone formations.
Grape variety100 % Pinot Noir.
VinificationVinification takes place in stainless steel tanks with temperatures maintained at 20°C in order to preserve the freshness and fruitiness of the varietal. 20% of the cuvée was aged in 3-year-old oak barrels.
RobeBeautiful deep ruby red in colour.
NoseThe first nose is redolent of stone fruit, especially black cherry, with a touch of spice (nutmeg and black pepper).
PalateEndowed with a rather tannic structure, this delectable wine is all finesse. Slightly toasted flavours on the finish.
Serve withThis wine showcases nice cuts of beef such as a steak with béarnaise sauce, or braised or stewed lamb. It is right at home with chicken simmered with prunes or sauté of turkey with paprika. As for cheese, it goes just as well with a creamy Brillat-Savarin as with a 12-month-old Comté.