Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Clos des Ruelles" Monopole


Our vineyard of Clos des Ruelles monopole is composed by 2 plots with different
exposures. Vines planted between 1954 and 1980.

Total area: 2,5377 hectares (6,2681 acres)

Climat & Soil : Vines exposed South/South-east. Clayey and limestone soil with a
limestone predominance. High concentration of oxidized iron components.

Winemaking and Aging

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted
out by hand. Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold prefermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phelonic component's exctraction. Grapes are previously fully destemmed. Then full maceration lasts for 15 days during which we'll use only pigeages (punching the cap). Intensity and
numbers are lead to the concentration of tannins, perfumes and colour.
Alcoholic fermentation is realized with natural yeasts.

After maceration, free and press wines are separated for aging. Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 liters barrels during 13 months with
around 30% of new barrels. We only use French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier andVosges forests.
The wine spends 3 months in tanks before bottling.

Tasting notes

Deep and shiny ruby colour.

After some aeration, the nose shows small red
fruits and floral notes.

The wines has a delicate tannin's structure which is reinforced by an intense freshness.
The finish is long, with some liquorice notes.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey rouge Premier Cru 'Clos des Ruelles' monopole 2019 will perfectly pair with a "Boeuf Bourguignon".

Service and cellaring

It can be served at 13-14°C or cellared for 15 to 20 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.