Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Mercurey

1er Cru "Clos du Roy"

This Côte Chalonnaise village gets its name from the God Mercury (God of Merchants). The story goes that a temple was erected here in honour of this deity. A Roman road called ‘la voie Agrippa’ (Agrippa’s Road) crosses through Mercurey, which in Roman times, linked Chalon-sur-Saône to Autun. As the name of the wine indicates, this clos formerly belonged to the Kings of France.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area of Mercurey Premier Crus: 154 ha
Exposition: South, South-West
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 2 ha 54 a - [6.28 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1970, 1971, 1975, 1982
Average annual production: 14 100 bottles

To maintain all the freshness and quality of the grapes, they are pressed and vinified on site in  Mercurey.   Then the wine is brought to Nuits-Saint-Georges to be matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée.  The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

On the nose, scents of small red fruits mix pleasantly with spicy and woody aromas, which come from the wine being raised traditionally in oak.  This wine is very nicely balanced on the palate.  Its rich aromas blend marvelously with its tannins, giving a wine which is greedy and full of body.

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Game, Red Meats
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 10 years

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 87-89/100

The 2007 vintage gives us a wine with a very beautiful deep purple garnet colour. The nose is open with greedy scents of red and black fruits and roasting. The attack is round and supple and the tannins structure the wine without being invasive. This Mercurey "Clos du Roy" is balanced, without bitterness and with fine length. 

Tasting Date : February 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 87-89/100
Guide RVF: 14,5/20

The Mercurey "Clos du Roy" 2006 has a quite open nose with aromas of cherry liqueur and varied spices.  It is powerful on the palate with structural tannins. It's a full-bodied  and greedy wine, which proves to have great richness. 

Tasting Date : March 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 87/100
Guide RVF: 14,5/20

 
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