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Mercurey 1er Cru "Le Clos du Roy"

Mercurey 1er Cru "Le Clos du Roy"

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
    description
    • Introduction

      This small parcel, known as a 'clos', formerly belonged to the Kings of France. It was considered as one of the appellation's best parcels and was purchased by the Faiveley family in 1971. This wine could be compared to a Côte de Nuits village in terms of its delicate tannins and length on the palate.

    • Exposition

      South, Sout-West

    • Soil

      Clay-limestone, white marls

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      2 ha 54 a (6,28 Acres)

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1971, 1982

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are cut harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are pumped over twice daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 15 to 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (30% of which are new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      The nose exudes small red fruits combined with notes of oak and spice. The palate offers good balance, rich aromas and delicate tannins resulting in a very distinctive wine with exceptional aromatic persistency.

    • Serve with

      Fillet of beef, lamb chops

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      7 to 10 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
    description
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting
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