Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Clos du Roi"

Terroir

Our vineyard of Clos du Roi is divided into 4 adjacent plots planted between 1970 and 2002.
Total area: 3,089 hectares (7,629 acres)
Climat & Soil : South/South West facing concave slope. Dark brown soil with chalky borders.

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 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

Lovely deep ruby and bright colour.
Powerful and complex nose opening on black fruits aromas - blackcurrant in harmony with balsamic notes.
On the palate the wine is well balanced and fresh. We feel again the black fruits predominance. Long aftertaste with smooth and fine tannins.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey rouge Premier Cru « Clos du Roi » 2013 will perfectly match with red meats (prime cut of beef, beef coast), navarin lamb, leg of lamb, fat and dry cheese.

Service and cellaring

It 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.