Mercurey blanc
"En Pierrelet"

Terroir

Plots : 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 15% 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 and gold tints.
The nose develops pastry aromas, vegetale notes as grassy and dried flowers. Buttery and brioche aromas.
On the palate, wine is rich and complex, lightly oaky on finish.
Lovely saltiness, with long finish.
Voluptuous wine.

Food and wine pairings

Oysters, seafood platter, papillote fishes will be some tasty receipes for our Mercurey En Pierrelet

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.