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Mercurey

  • RegionCôte Chalonnaise
  • VillageMercurey
  • AppellationMercurey
  • Grape varietyPinot Noir
The Vine
  • Average vine age 25 years
  • SoilClay and limestone
  • Average yield45 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential3-5 years
  • Serving temperature 14-15°
Description
  • The name of Mercurey and its reputation as a viticultural commune date from the period when the Roman legions erected a temple there to Mercury, their God of Commerce and Trade amongst other things. As regards the character of the wine, Mercurey possesses an individual appeal despite obvious parralels with the Côte de Beaune. Typically, it has a penetrating, earthy fruitiness allied to an ample backbone with plenty of grip on the palate.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditionnelle en cuve ouverte
  • Ageing
    10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    The Mercurey 2009 has a deep and sparkling colour. Aromas of plums and brandied morello cherries make way for ample and powerful flavours of violets and liquorice to come through on the palate. Good tannins on the finish mark the true characteristics of Mercurey. This is very pleasant to drink now however it will be at its peak within 2-3 years
  • Food Pairing
    Goose confit - roasted lamb - Cantal cheese
Press review
  • Mercurey 2009 - Simon Woods - October 2012 - "Always fresh"
  • Mercurey 2009 - The Wall Street Journal - July 2012 - Sipped with enjoyment"
  • Mercurey 2009 - Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com - August 2012 - 89/100
  • Mercurey 2009 - Jancis Robinson - January 2011 - 15.5/20


Press review
    • Mercurey 2009 - Simon Woods - October 2012 - "Always fresh"Bit of a pup, still with its framework of slightly stalky tannin and fresh acidity, but there's enough perky cherry and red berry fruit to flesh it out. Juicy and ripe, but always fresh. By Simon Woods (UK).
    • Mercurey 2009 - My Wines And More - May 2013 - 86/100Pale ruby. Red berries, touch of vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner style, fruity, quite pure, slightly grippy finish, good length. Refreshing.
    • Mercurey 2009 - The Wall Street Journal - July 2012 - Sipped with enjoyment"This example has a wonderful nose, packed with autumnal notes such as plums and dark cherries. The finish is smooth and silky which means it doesn't overwhelm the palate and can be sipped with enjoyment.
    • Mercurey 2009 - Tom Cannavan's wine-pages.com - August 2012 - 89/100From the southerly (Côte Chalonnaise) village of Mercurey, this has a reasonably deep cherry/crimson colour and nose that has clear cherry fruit, a touch of graphite and subtle spiciness. It seems tight and focused, without the sous-bois character of the Marsannay at this stage. Filled with charming, ripe red berry and cherry fruit on the palate, it has firm but easy-going tannins and fresh acidity, making it an extremely elegant wine in a youthful, clean-cut style. By Tom Cannavan (UK).
    • Mercurey 2009 - Jancis Robinson - January 2011 - 15.5/20Drink 2011-2014: Pale cherry red. Fresh and quite vital and beguiling. Focused and cheerful. Lots of easy fun and charm here. (UK)
    • Mercurey 2005 - The New York Times - February 18th 2009 - "Delicate"Delicate with understated flavors of flowers, red fruit and earth. By Eric Asimov, USA.
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