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Mercurey 1er Cru "Le Clos du Roy" - La Favorite

Mercurey 1er Cru "Le Clos du Roy" - La Favorite

  • The vintage
    • The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      "La Favorite" is a parcel selection from the Mercurey 1er Cru "Le Clos du Roy" produced from vines situated high up on the South-East facing hillside. As of the 2009 vintage we have harvested, vinified and aged separately this wine in order to produce an outstanding Côte Chalonnaise wine. Why is it called "La Favorite"? When King Henri IV besieged the Château de Montaigu in Mercurey, he was accompanied by his Favorite, Gabrielle d'Estrée.Whilst the royal troops besieged the walls, the King visited Givry and fell in love with its wines. As for Gabrielle d'Estrée, she preferred the Mercurey...

    • Exposition

      South, Sout-West

    • Soil

      Clay-limestone, white marls

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0.3852 ha (0,952 Acres)

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1982

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are 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

      This wine reveals a deep ruby red hue and a nose characterised by small black fruits and a touch of oak and spice. The palate is full-bodied, concentrated and well-balanced. The richness of its aromas and tannins give it exceptional body, length and complexity.

    • Serve with

      Fillet of beef, lamb chops

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      7 to 10 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
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  • Winemaking
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