Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Les Cinq"

Terroir

Thank to the great vintage 2009, 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 liters) from the five Premiers Crus red of Château de Chamirey have been selected and blended to make this prestigeous cuvée. They all come from the best Premier Cru of the village of Mercurey : Les Ruelles monopole ; En Sazenay ; Clos du Roi ; Clos l'Évêque and Champs-Martin.

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 100 % of new barrels. Malolactic fermentation is 100 % realized. Wine is bottled in Traditional Burgundy bottles. The cork is marked with the estate's name and the vintage.

Tasting notes

Lovely deep garnet colour.
The nose is fresh, powerful and delicate. Nice and intense fruits expressions.
The wine feels like lace on the palate. It develops fresh fruits notes, blackcurrant and blueberry. Long aftertaste with a well integrated structure.

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.