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. Today, Mercurey numbers 1400 inhabitants and is known throughout the world for the reputation of its wines. It is the largest wine-growing community in Burgundy with over 600 hectares of vines.
Total Surface Area: 655 ha
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 2 ha 01 a 68 ca - [7.29 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1974, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990
Average annual production: 9 600 bottles
When the grapes reach perfect maturity, they are harvested and transported to our winery of Mercurey. The must is extracted by using a pneumatic press, then decanted. The vinification can lasts 4 weeks and is made partially (20%) in barrels. Aging process lasts 11 months for this wine, 20% in barrels with regular stirring, the rest being raised in tanks. This allows the wine to acquire delicate woody notes without masking the vivacity and typicality sought in the white wines of Côte Chalonnaise. The wines are racked in Mercurey and then transported to Nuits-Saint-Georges, at the headquarters of Domaine Faiveley, in order to be prepared before bottling.
Our Tasting Notes:
The nose is elegant with fruity and floral aromas. There is very noticeable acidity on the palate, which gives a sensation of freshness and harmoniously balances out the structure.
A nice wine to enjoy as an aperitif or with a meal.
Serve at: 10°C
Serve with: Trout Meunière, Avocados with Prawns
Cellaring Potential: 2 to 5 years
This Mercurey 2006 is a lovely pale yellow with green tints and beautifully clear. Its nose is already open and floral with linden tree, fresh hazelnut and light menthol scents. This wine is finely poised between its roundness and its acidic element, after the bold and frank attack. Its fine length makes this a wine to be enjoyed from now on.
Tasting Date : February 2008
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération