Mercurey rouge Premier Cru
"Champs Martin"

Terroir

Our vineyard of Champs Martin was planted in 2002.
Total area : 0,49 hectares (1,2103 acres)
Climat & Soil : South exposure, high altitude on a smooth slope. The soil is mainly composed by clay and limestone with a clay predominance. Limestone vein is taking place in the middle of the plot bringing a great drainage.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand then sorted out and totally destemmed. Maceration is made and alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 18 days in temperatures' control vats, with punching of the cap. Aging is 100 % made in oak barrels with 25 % of new barrels during 15 month. Malolactic fermentation is 100 % realized. Wine is bottled in Traditional Bourgogne bottles. The cork is marked with the estate's name and the vintage.

Tasting notes

Beautiful red garnet colour, black cherry.
The nose is powerful and dominated by spices and floral expression. A lot of finesse and delicacy.
On the palate we feel a nice softness with volume and fruitiness. Tannins are delicate and fresh. Nice aftertaste.

Food and wine pairings

he Mercurey rouge Premier Cru « Champs Martin » 2013 will perfectly match with grilled red meets (beef fillet), spicy and peppery dishes and well as mature cheese (like Epoisses).

Service and cellaring

It can be served from now at 13-14° C or kept in cellar between 6 and 8 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.