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

Mercurey rouge

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.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 655 ha
Soil: Clay/Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 29 ha 10 a 31 ca - [94.9 Acres]
Years the vines were planted: 1962, 1978, 1981, 1981
Average annual production: 155 200 bottles

The vinification and aging process of this wine are made following the same process as in Nuits- St. Georges, for our wines of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. When the grapes reach a perfect maturity, they are harvested and transported in small cases to our winery in Mercurey. Grapes are sorted, destemmed and crushed then put in vat with small stainless steel tanks. Grapes are cooled: the pre-fermentation maceration. Alcoholic fermentation lasts about 10 days and is directly followed by racking. The draining is done by gravity and the marc is placed in the pneumatic press with an elevator. The press wine is filtered and assembled to run wine. The wine is then aged in 100% of oak barrels (80%) and one part in vat. The aging process lasts 11 months. Wines are racked in Mercurey then transported to Nuits-Saint-Georges, to be given mass before being bottled at the headquarters of Domaine Faiveley.

Our Tasting Notes:

A beautiful dark ruby colour.  The nose opens up with notes of fresh red fruits and spices. Pleasant to taste, this wine has a round and fruity attack before revealing its fine and silky tannins.   
This well-balanced wine with long-lasting aromas will be appreciated by knowledgeable winelovers and will seduce novices too….

Suggestions

Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Grilled Meats, Cold Meats
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 8 years

A beautiful ruby colour for this Mercurey 2008. This wine releases aromas of  fresh little red berries against smoky notes, mixed with fresh tobacco. The fruit is pure and elegant on the palate. There are the Morello cherries and raspberries already scented on the nose on the palate, mixed with a not very tannic structure and a certain liveliness. It's a well balanced wine which will seduce in tastings.  

Tasting Date: May 2009

This Mercurey 2007 has a whole palette of fresh fruit aromas such as strawberry, raspberry and blueberry.  There is fine harmony between the nose and the palate. It has great volume and power. It's a supple wine which is not very tannic with crunchy fruit. 

Tasting Date : February 2009

The Mercurey 2006, with its already open nose, has fruity aromas of strawberry and raspberry, spices and some animal notes. The attack is supple and not very tannic on the palate. The finish is lively and slightly acidic.  

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Jancis Robinson: 16,5/20

 
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