Color: Very beautiful color with purple reflections.
Nose: Mercurey offers a beautiful fruit of cherry, strawberry, morello cherry, and blackcurrant often nuanced with touches of leather and undergrowth.
Palate: A full-bodied wine, rich in body and fruit. The tannins can sometimes bring a mineral firmness in their early youth. Pretty fleshy roundness when mature.
Natural partners of fine meats, roasted, grilled or in sauce, their structure also allows them to accompany more powerful dishes: game, marinated meats or full-flavored cheeses.
Serve at around 14 à 15 °C.
These wines are to be tasted after a few years of ageing, 5 to 7 years.
The village of Mercurey is located in the Côte Chalonnaise; just below the Côte de Beaune, as an extension of the Côte d'Or. The vineyard extends around the village, giving it a South to North-East exposure. It is the largest vineyard of the Côte Chalonnaise: it covers 640 ha, where mainly red wines are produced (543,17 ha including 148.22 ha Premier Cru). The vines grow at heights of 230 to 320 meters. They spread over marls and marly calcic soils of Oxfordian limestone. On the eastern side, they grow in calcic and marly soils.
Manual harvest, sorting, crushing, destemming, then vatting for 20 days and maturing in barrels for about 16 months.