Mercurey
Blanc

Terroir

Small terrace with a clayey-limestone soil showing limestone predominance. South-east exposed, the vines are located just behind the Château.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand, sorted out and pressed in a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation and aging take place 15% in oak barrels with 15% new barrels during 9 month. Malolactic fermentation is 100% realised. Wine is bottled in Traditional Burgundy bottles. The cork is marked with the estate's name and the vintage.

Tasting notes

Lovely pale yellow colour, bright and clear
The nose develops some pastries ,notes, fresh butter and fruit pasts (peach, quince). Mineral.
We have a tense palate, smooth and fresh. Nicely balanced.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Blanc 2011 will perfectly match with sea foods, fishes in a sauce, spiced white meats and fresh cheeses.

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 12-14° C or kept in cellar between 3 and 5 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.