Mercurey blanc Premier Cru
"La Mission" Monopole

Terroir

East/South-west facing plots established on a hilltop above Premier Cru 'Clos du Roi'. Clay/limestony/sandy soil, deep and draining.

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 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 litres barrels during 15/18 months with around 15/25% of new barrels. We only use light toasted French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.
Light filtration before bottling.

Tasting notes

Pretty bright white gold colour with green tints.
The nose develops acacia aromas, honey white flowers, zesty apple and nectarine. Rich and fresh.
Great volume, opulent and complexity on the palate. Mineral and fruity character.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Premier Cru 'La Mission' monopole 2014 will perfectly match with foie gras, truffles, cooked poultries in a sauce, sole filet or soft white cheeses as Tomme or Brillat-Savarin.

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 12-14°C or kept in cellar for 3 to 8 years, even longer with patience.

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.