Mercurey blanc Premier Cru
"La Mission" Monopole

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Our vineyard La Mission is composed of 3 small plots and owned at 100% by
Château de Chamirey : monopoly. Vines were planted between 1961 and 1997.

Surface : 1,9240 hectares (4,75 acres)

Climat & Soil : East/South-west facing plots established on a hilltop above Premier
Cru 'Clos du Roi'. Clay/limestony/sandy soil, deep and draining.

Winemaking and Aging

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand,
Following the pneumatic press, juices stay in a vat overnight for a cool settling down and then are directly filled in barrels by gravity.

Fermentations and aging aretaking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 litres barrels during 14 months with around 15% of new barrels. We only use light toasted French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests. The wine spends 3 months in tanks and goes through a light filtration before bottling

Tasting notes

Nice bright yellow colour with golden reflects.

Expressive nose showing some floral notes of fern
and aromas of white-flesh fruits (pear, peach).

The attack is precise then the mid-palate is mouthcoating.
Fresh and long finish.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Premier Cru 'La Mission' monopole
2020 will perfectly pair with a grilled bass along
with a vegetable julienne.

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 12-14°C or kept in
cellar for 10 to 15 years.

Art of tasting

Owning great wines in your cellar is not enough, you also need to know how to serve them.
Température is an essential element, around 53-57° F for the white and 55-59°F for the red. And if you don't have the right tasting glass which will amplify the wines's aromas, you may considerably reduce your tasting pleasure.
A great glass gives a large ventilation surface to the wine and a tightening neck, which allow the nose to grasp more easily the richness and the complexity of a great wine.