Mercurey blanc Premier Cru
"La Mission" Monopole

Terroir

Limestony and rocky terrace up to the Premier Cru "Clos du Roi" and facing east.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand, sorted out and pressed in a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation and aging take place in 100% oak barrels - 30% of new barrels. 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 and bright.
The nose is discreet with matured fruits and mineral note. A lot of complexity.
The palate is mineral, it develops floral aromas and hay notes.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Blanc Premier Cru "La Mission" 2011 will perfectly go with noble shellfishes (crab, lobster).

Service and cellaring

It 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.