Mercurey blanc
"En Pierrelet"

Terroir

Small terrace with a clayey-limestone soil showing limestone predominance. South-east exposed, the vines are located just behind the Château.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand, sorted out and pressed in a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation and aging take place 100% in oak barrels with 20% new barrels during 12 month. Malolactic fermentation is 100% realised. Wine is bottled in Traditional Burgundy bottles. The cork is marked with the estate's name and the vintage.

Tasting notes

The wine is showing a pretty yellow gold colour with green tints. Nicely bright.
The nose develops floral and citrus aromas (lime) with slight vanilla and peppery notes.
On the palate we find easily the minerality and salty expression of this special climat
Great balance.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Blanc 'En Pierrelet" 2012 will perfectly match with sea foods, fishes in a sauce, spiced white meats and fresh cheeses.

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 12-14° 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.