Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Clos des Ruelles" Monopole

Terroir

Clayey and limestone ground, with a limestone predominance.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are hand-harvested then sorted out and totally destemmed. Maceration is made and alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 18 days with temperatures checking in opened tanks, with punching of the cap. The wine is aged 100 % in oak barrels with 25 % in new barrels. Malolactic fermentation is 100 % made. We use Traditional Burgundy bottles. The cork is marked with the name of the wine growing estate and the vintage.

Tasting notes

Le Château de Chamirey Mercurey Rouge Premier Cru « Les Ruelles » 2010 has a beautiful ruby colour with purple tints.
The nose is intense, opened and develops riped fruits aromas (cherry), red fruits, fresh spices and undergrowth. Great complexity.
The palate is dense and rich developing a nice harmony of aromas we got on the nose : fruits and spicy notes. Tannins are present but smooth and the taste is persistent.

Food and wine pairings

Le Château de Chamirey rouge Premier Cru "Les Ruelles" 2010 will perfectly match with game birds, soft cheeses or goat cheeses.

Service and cellaring

Le Château de Chamirey rouge Premier Cru "Les Ruelles" 2010 can be served from now at 13-14° C 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.