Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Clos des Ruelles" Monopole


Clayey and limestone soil with a limestone predominance. Concentration of iron-oxidized.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand then sorted out and totally destemmed. Maceration is made and alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 18 days in temperatures' control vats, with punching of the cap. Aging is 100 % made in oak barrels with 30 to 40 % of new barrels during 15 month. Malolactic fermentation is 100 % realized. Wine is bottled in Traditional Bourgogne bottles. The cork is marked with the estate's name and the vintage.

Tasting notes

Le Château de Chamirey Mercurey rouge Premier Cru "Les Ruelles" 2009 has a very beautiful dark ruby colour, deep and limpid.
The nose is strong with woody and vanilla notes married with aromas of black fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant)
In the mouth, the wine is solid.

Food and wine pairings

Le Château de Chamirey rouge Premier Cru "Les Ruelles" 2009 will perfectly match with little game, fat and dry cheese.

Service and cellaring

Le Château de Chamirey rouge Premier Cru "Les Ruelles" 2009 could be tasted right away at 13-or14° or kept in cellar between 6 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.