Mercurey Red Les Vignes de Maillonge

Domaine Michel Juillot bottle of Mercurey Red Les Vignes de Maillonge

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Color: Red
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Dates of plantation: 1958, 1982
Soil: clayey-limestone, beige marl, hard pebbles on surface
Aspect: East – South East
Altitude: 252 meters
Annual production: 25,800 bottles

Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – 100% destemming – Open fermentor – 16 days vatting – Temperature control – Natural yeast – Low intrusive, with such a level of concentration, the structure comes naturally and allows all the soil expression. Vertical press.

16 months in oak barrels – 15% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed.

Allen Meadows: “A more deeply pitched nose displays notes of fresh and ripe dark berry fruit and plenty of earth character. Like the prior wine there is good phenolic maturity to the textured and solidly wellconcentrated medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a complex, serious and balanced finish. This age worthy effort possesses excellent quality for its level and is worth your attention.”

“Boeuf façon Stroganov, pommes de terre en robe des champs”
(Beef Stroganoff with potatoes in their skins).
Ideally served at: 16°C – Ageing potential: 5 – 6 years

Allen Meadows: 89/2015+ (Vintage 2010) – 88/2016+ (Vintage 2011) – 89/2018+ (Vintage 2012) – 88/2017+ (Vintage 2013)
Bettane & Dessauve 2016: 14,5/20 / 2016-2023 (Vintage 2013)
Concours Agricole de Paris 2016: Silver Medal (Vintage 2014)
Gault Millau 2017: 14,5/20 – “It develops a beautiful complexity focused on minerality. A red that expresses itself on the freshness around pretty aromas of small red berries. ” (Vintage 2014)
Concours des vins de la Côte Chalonnaise 2016: Bronze Medal (Vintage 2015)