100% Pinot Noir.
MERCUREY PREMIER CRU
Colour: a rich, ruby red.
Nose: a fine, open nose with very subtle woody notes and scents of ripe, red fruits.
Palate: light in the mouth with very fine, silky tannins. Well-balanced.
Food and wine pairing
Ideal with a shoulder of lamb or an Epoisses cheese.
15°C to 16°C/60°F.
From 5 to 15 years.
A Côte Chalonnaise appellation which takes its name from the village of Mercurey. The vineyards under this appellation extend over 650 hectares, of which 590 hectares produce red wines with 100 classified as Premier Cru. The right to use the words "Premier Cru" is a distinction granted to certain plots whose wines are traditionally highly regarded. Those "Premier Cru" vineyards are specially delimited, in acknowledgement of their special characteristics and consistent quality. Only 11% of Burgundy wines can claim this honour.
Vinification and maturing
Vinification in wooden vats followed by maturing in barrels for 15 to 17 months, 25% new oak.