Mercurey blanc
"En Pierrelet"

Terroir

2 plots 'En Pierrelet', planted in 1990, located right behind Château de Chamirey
Surface : 2,9670 hectares (7,32 acres)
Climat & Soil : smooth terrasse offering a mix of clay and limestone with a limestone predominance. Huge concentration of small white stones on the surface. South-East facing.

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 and nice bright.
The nose is discreet, developing notes of croissant and white fruits - pear.
On the palate the wine is powerful with fruity taste predominance. It is a wine nicely balanced ending on a long aftertaste.

Food and wine pairings

The Mercurey Blanc 'En Pierrelet" 2013 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.