Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Clos du Roi"

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 50 % 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

The Mercurey Rouge Premier Cru « Clos du Roi » 2010 has a beautiful ruby colour with purple tints.
The delicacy of its elegant and fine nose develops notes of small red fruits (raspberry) with hints of fresh almond.
In the mouth, the wine is delicate with a lot of fineness. We have fresh fruits and buttered notes thanks to the maturing made in oak barrels. Tannins are fresh and supple.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Rouge Premier Cru « Clos du Roi » 2010 will perfectly match with red meats (prime cut of beef, beef coast), navarin lamb, leg of lamb, fat and dry cheese.

Service and cellaring

Le Château de Chamirey Mercurey rouge Premier Cru "Clos du Roi" 2010 can be served from now at 13-15° C or kept in cellar between 3 and 5 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.