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

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand. Full clusters.
Following the pneumatic press, juices stay in a vat overnight for a cool settling down and then are directly filled in barrels by gravity.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in barrels.

Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 litres barrels as well as 400 litres barrels during 11 months with around 20% of new barrels. We only use light toasted French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.
Light filtration before bottling.

Tasting notes

Light bright colour with green tints.

The noze is salty, iodine and smooth spices : cinnamon, nutmeg. We also get some white peach and apricot notes. Great volume and richness.

On the palate, freshness and saltiness are predominant. Lovely tension reflecting perfectly the mineral character.

Food and wine pairings

A mushroom risotto, poultries with a cream and peperry sauce, chicken with yellow wine will be some tasty receipes for our Mercurey En Pierrelet 2014.

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 12-14°C or kept in cellar for 3 to 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.