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. This climat La Framboisière produces wines with real character and is one of Faiveley’s highly reputed wines.
Total Surface Area: 11 ha 11 a 20 ca
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 11 ha 11 a 20 ca - [27.46 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1949, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1990
Average annual production: 65 500 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 part, in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
Our Tasting Notes:
This wine has a really fruity powerful nose, which mixes greedy red and black fruit aromas and woody notes. But it is on the palate that it shows its full potential, where it is powerful and fleshy with flavours of raspberry and other very ripe red fruits, almost as if we were biting into them.
Its structure is powerful, with velvety tannins and a very long and fruity finish.
Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Grilled Meats, Cold Meats
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 8 years
On the nose this Mercurey "La Framboisière" gives off very ripe red fruit aromas in particular, leaving an impression of sweetness. There is fine concentration on the palate and fine volume. The greedy fruit tastes dominate the structure which is full of elegance and finesse.
Tasting Date: May 2009
Allen Meadows: 85-88/100
Bourgogne Aujourd'hui: 14,5/20
This Mercurey "La Framboisière" has a beautiful ruby colour with shades of garnet. The nose is fine and delicate with fresh fruit and white flowers. After the round attack this wine is balanced and crunchy on the palate with sugary ripe red fruits. The long finish continues with the same array of aromas.
Tasting Date : March 2009
A deep ruby with violet streaks. This Mercurey "La Framboisière" has a rather discreet nose dominated by very ripe cherry and strawberry aromas. At first, this wine is supple on the palate, with greedy fruit and then we feel the tannins which give a beautiful sense of tension. The finish is acidic and of good length.
Tasting Date : May 2008
Guide RVF: 14,5/20
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération