Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Les Cinq"

Terroir

With vintage 2009, one of the greatest among the past years, Bertrand, Amaury and Aurore Devillard, Marquis de Jouennes' heirs, decided to create a unique cuvée named "Les Cinq” ("The Five”)

The best barrels (burgundy barrels of 228 litres) from the five red Premiers Crus of Château de Chamirey had been blended to make produce this wine. They all come from some of the best Premier Cru in the village of Mercurey:
- Mercurey Premier Cru Les Ruelles (Monopole du Domaine)
- Mercurey Premier Cru Clos du Roi
- Mercurey Premier Cru Sazenay
- Mercurey Premier Cru Clos l'Evêque
- Mercurey Premier Cru Champ Martin

For this vintage 2010, 8 barrels had been selected, aged and bottled in bottles (75cl), magnums (1.5l), jeroboams (3l) and mathusalems (6l) representing 1904 flasks.

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 % 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 "Les Cinq” 2010 has a very beautiful ruby dark red robe. The nose is intense and smoked with hints of green tea, black fruits and mineral notes, flinty aroma.
In the mouth, the wine is rich, dense and complex. Tannins are present, mature and the wine develops balsamic notes with hints of chocolate.
The wine is complex and rich. Excellent!

Service and cellaring

The Mercurey Rouge Premier Cru "Les Cinq” 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.