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Mercurey "Vieilles Vignes"

Mercurey "Vieilles Vignes"

  • 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
    description
    • Introduction

      This Côte Chalonnaise village takes its name from the God Mercury (God of trade). Mercurey is intersected by the Agrippa road which linked Chalon-sur-Saône to Autun in the Roman era. The wines of Mercurey have given this village its reputation throughout the world. Mercurey is one of the largest wine regions in Bourgogne with over 600 ha of vignes.

    • Exposition

      South-East

    • Soil

      Clay-limestone

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      4 ha 19 a 34 ca (10,36 Acres)

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1962, 1978, 1981

  • 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 12 months in French oak barrels (10% 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

      Our "vieilles vignes" (old vines) are over thirty years old and produce an exceptionally aromatic wine that offers a true reflection of its Mercurey terroirs.
      The palate reveals a smooth, fruity attack and evolves towards notes of ripe red berries and a touch of vanilla. An intensely aromatic wine with a delicate structure and silky smooth tannins that will win over wine experts and amateurs alike.

    • Serve with

      Roast duck with porcini mushrooms, mature cheeses

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      4 to 8 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
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  • Winemaking
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