Mercurey blanc Premier Cru
"La Mission" Monopole

Terroir

Clay and limestone ground, with a limestone predominance.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are hand-harvested then pressed in a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation and aging are 100% made in oak barrels with 30 % of new barrels. Stirring of the lees is made once a week. Malolactic fermentation is 100 % fulfilled. We use Traditional Burgundy bottles.

Tasting notes

The Mercurey Blanc Premier Cru "La Mission" 2010 has a beautiful golden yellow and brilliant colour.
The nose is intense with notes of orange peel, tangerine, exotic fruits with slight woody notes and vanilla.
The mouth is well-balanced with volume and acidity. The woody notes are melted and reveal ripe fruit notes with hints of white pepper.

Food and wine pairings

Le Château de Chamirey Mercurey blanc Premier Cru "La Mission" 2010 should be served at 12-14°C.

The Mercurey Blanc Premier Cru "La Mission" 2010 will perfectly go with noble shellfishes (crab, lobster).

Service and cellaring

The Mercurey Blanc Premier Cru "La Mission" 2010 can be served from now at 12-14° C or kept in cellar between 3 and 8 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.