Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Clos du Roi"


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 with a concave slope. Dark-brown soil with
chalky borders

Winemaking and Aging

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand.
Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold prefermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phelonic component's exctraction. Grapes are previously
fully destemmed. Then full maceration lasts for 15 days during which we'll use only pigeages (punching the cap). Intensity and numbers are lead to the concentration of tannins, perfumes and colour.
Alcoholic fermentation is realized with natural yeasts.

After maceration, free and press wines are separated for aging. Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 liters barrels during 16 months with
around 30% of new barrels. The wine then spends two month in stainless steel tanks before bottling.
We only use French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.

Tasting notes

Beautiful and deep ruby colour with a velvety aspect.

Expressive nose of small red fruits with notes of pepper and clove.

In the mouth, the attack is full and lively. Then the mid-palate is ample with a silky texture. Long and fresh finish.

Food and wine pairings

Our Mercurey rouge Premier Cru « Clos du Roi » 2019 will perfectly pair with grilled meats but also with a chocolate cake.

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 13-14°C or kept in cellar between 10 and 15 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.