Mercurey blanc
"En Pierrelet"

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Plots : 2 plots 'En Pierrelet', planted in 1990, located right behind Château de

Surface : 2,9670 hectares. Only 1 hectare in the heart produces this cuvée.

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. Malolactic fermentation is done 100%,

Fermentations and aging are taking place in 400 litres barrels during 10 months with around 30% of new barrels. We only use light toasted French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.

Tasting notes

Shinny golden colour with green reflects.

The nose is chiseled, floral and supported by citruses aromas The nose develops scents of white-flesh fruits: peaches, pears.
It shows as well some flint stone notes.

In the mouth, the wine is quite ample and well-balanced, ending on a persistent sensation of freshness.

Food and wine pairings

Our Mercurey 'En Pierrelet' 2020 will perfectly pair with seafood or soft cheeses.
It can also be served as an aperitif.

Service and cellaring

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