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The name Antonin Rodet has been rhyming with Mercurey in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise since 1875, when the house was founded by Antoine Rodet, known as Antonin. The Clos Rodet, a 17th Century bourgeois mansion situated in the heart of the village, is embodying the House’s historical heart, cellar and values. For decades, the visionary Rodet family did not hesitate to invest in one of the oldest terroirs in Burgundy and contributed to the business development of the House, brought the Rodet signature into international markets and enhanced its reputation to become a reference in Mercurey and far beyond the native region. Antonin Rodet Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines contributed to the international renown of the House whose consecration came with an award at the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Of noble character and fully expressive after traditional winemaking, the House wines reflect their origins with great purity.


Château de Mercey
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2019   2020  


Village Appellation of the Côte de Beaune (dept. of Saône-et-Loire). The Maranges appellation includes 6 Premiers Crus « climats » (named plots). Maranges was granted its own communal AOC in 1988 covering the three villages of Cheilly-lès-Maranges, Dezize-lès-Maranges and Sampigny-lès-Maranges.

Antonin Rodet is the exclusive winegrower and distributor of the Château de Mercey estate. The castel was built in the 16th Century at the Southern limits of the Côte de Beaune. The vineyard estate extends over 40 hectares principally surrounding the Château.

Antonin Rodet runs 4 hectares of the 28 hectares that compose the Premier Cru parcel "Les Clos Roussots".

Grape variety

100% Pinot Noir.


Though the hill-slopes are differently oriented to those of the Côte de Beaune, their nature and origins are geologically the same, making up a varied patchwork of hills and valleys. The vineyards mostly have a south/south-westerly exposure and lie at altitudes of 240-400 metres. Cheilly, in the valley of the Cozanne, has rather light pebbly soils. Sampigny and Dezize share the climats (named plots) which lie to the south of Santenay on brown limestone soils and limey marls.

Vinification and maturing

Grapes are harvested by hand and totally destemmed to avoid any kind of bitterness or unwanted vegetal aromas. 
Maceration lasts about 3 weeks in order to get wines with a deep color, complex aromas and as a consequence a good ageing potential.  
Traditional vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled concrete vats – that will allow us to master the fermentation temperatures thanks to the great inertia of concrete - with regular stirring and pumpings-over. Alternating those two methods is a good way to obtain balanced wines because the tannins are not too much extracted.
Then, the wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels with 30% new oak. It will give the perfect touch of toasted aromas to the wine and its ripe tannins.

Tasting notes

Colour: intense garnet red

Nose: aromas of black fruits and undergrowth

Palate: a dense and structured wine, with strong tannins. Flavors of black fruits such as cherry, blackberry accompanied with aromas of undergrowth.

Wine and food pairing

Warm and fluid, its tannic structure is notably delicate and subtle. Its natural partners, therefore, are poultry and red meats which won't clash with its tannins, especially in spicy exotic dishes to which its peppery vinosity forms a lively counterpart.

Ageing potential

Serve ideally at a temperature of 14 to 16° C (57-60°F).

Serving temperature

15°-16° C