Mercurey
Blanc

Terroir

This white Mercurey is coming from 6 different plots accross the village.
Climat & Sol : the diversity and tipicity of each plot reflect their richness in this white Mercurey. The soil is mainly composed in clay and limestone with limestone predominance.

Winemaking and Aging

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand. Full clusters.
Following the pneumatic press, juices stay in a vat overnight for a cool settling down and then are directly filled in barrels by gravity.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in barrels.
Aging process is taking place for 90% in traditional Burgundian 228 litres barrels and 10% in stainless steel vats for 10 months. We only use light toasted French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.
Light filtration before bottling

Tasting notes

Green gold colour, bright.
The nose is fresh and opens white flowers aromas - acacia and citrus : lemon and grapefruit. Very expressive and slightly balanced with the toastiness.
On the palate, the wine is fine and delicate and express again the citrus notes surrounding by hawthorn. Nice minerality with iodine influence. Well balanced and long.

Food and wine pairings

Fish terrine, pan-fried Scallops

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 12-14° C or kept in cellar for 3 to 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.