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Located in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, one of the oldest terroirs of Burgundy, Domaine de la Bressande offers upper quality wines with finesse, pleasure and elegance. The vineyard estate extends around 35 hectares over the villages of Mercurey and Rully.

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Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Food and wine pairing

This Premier Cru goes very well with roasted meats or with stews such as beef bourguignon, coq au vin or poched eggs in wine sauce ("Oeufs en Meurette"), terrines, cheese.

Serving suggestions

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

Ageing potential

4 to 6 years, even more in good storage conditions.


In the Cote Chalonnaise, birthplace of viticultural Burgundy, Mercurey is one of the oldest terroirs which has always enjoyed an excellent reputation. 

Mercurey is a communal appellation which includes 31 Premier Cru climats. Located in the north of the Côte Chalonnaise, more than 90% of the wine produced under the appellation Mercurey are red wines. They extend on 596 ha, of which 143 are Premiers Crus. White wines are produced on 85 ha, including 13 ha of Premier Cru.

The village inherited its name from the Romans: when they settled in the region, they built a temple in tribute to Mercury, their patron God of commerce and financial gain.

The vineyard estate extends now over 21 hectares and offers 3 upper quality wines from the appellation of Mercurey. White wines: Mercurey (3 ha), red wines: Mercurey (7.50 ha) and Mercurey 1er Cru En Sazenay (1.75 ha).

This “lieu-dit” benefits from a southeastern exposure at an altitude of 250-280 meters above the sea level. It's one of the best exposure you can find for a vineyard, because it's the one where the vines will get the most sunlight. One other great advantage of this terroir lies in its being on a slope: vines get just the right amount of water and the amount of sunshine is optimum. Grown on a clay limestone sandy soil, the vines can give their best. There, the wines we get are deep and well structured, thanks to this ideal conditions.


- Vineyard area: 1.75 Ha (2.47 acres).
- Vines age: around 51 years.
- Soil: Calcareous clay soil, deep sand.