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.
SoilAltitude varies between 230 and 320 metres depending on the location of the plots. The vines are planted on slopes facing east, southeast or south. The brown limestone soil overlies marly Oxfordian formations.
Grape variety100 % Chardonnay.
VinificationTraditional vinification in tanks with temperatures maintained at 20°C. Aged on the lees with occasional stirring in oak barrels (25 to 30% new oak) for 12 to 14 months.
RobeBeautiful, intense straw yellow in colour.
NoseBriny, marine nuances followed by aromas of yellow fruit and notes of vanilla.
PalateRound and unctuous on the palate developing delicately briny, mineral flavours.
Serve withPair with grilled or sauced fish dishes such as monkfish in saffron sauce or cod with braised fennel, cooked seafood, Asian cuisine and hard cheeses such as Beaufort or Comté.
Serve atServe between 10 and 12°C in order to best appreciate this wine’s freshness and roundness.