Mercurey Red Premier Cru Clos des Barraults

Domaine Michel Juillot bottle of Mercurey Red Premier Cru Clos des Barraults

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Color: Red
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Dates of plantation: 1972, 1980, 1995
Soil: clayey-limestone, marl clear, gravel and clear pebbles on surface
Aspect: South – SouthWest
Altitude: 277 meters
Annual production: 11,000 bottles

Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – 100% destemming – Open fermentor – 20 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.

18 months in oak barrels – 30% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed.

Allen Meadows: “Soft wood is noticeable on the ripe nose of dark currant, pepper and plenty of earth character that continues onto the notably finer and more energetic middle weight flavors. There is evident minerality and I very much like the mouth feel of the balanced, focused, detailed and impressively persistent finish. The tannic spine is firm but already well-integrated and in 2012 this is the best of this group of Mercurey 1ers and is one to buy as the quality is excellent.”

“Aiguillettes de colvert rôties, cuisses en Salmis aux airelles sauvages”
(Roasted mallard’s aiguillettes. Duck leg salmi with bilberries)
Ideally served at: 16°C – Ageing potential: 8 – 10 years

Allen Meadows: 90/2018+ (Vintage 2011) – 91/2022+ (Vintage 2012) – 89/2019+ (Vintage 2013)
Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2014: 15/20 (Vintage 2011)
Concours Agricole de Paris 2013: Bronze medal (Vintage 2011)
2015: Silver Medal (Vintage 2013)
2017: Gold Medal (Vintage 2015)
Revue des vins de France June 2013: Success! (Vintage 2012)
Wine Spectator 2015: 89/100 – “Dense for the vintage, this red offers concentrated cherry, raspberry and chocolate flavors. The tannins are stern but not dry on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2023. 100 cases imported.” (Vintage 2012)
Bettane & Desseauve 2016: 15,5/20 / 2017-2023 (Vintage 2013)
Gault Millau 2017: 15,5/20 -“A wine in balance, ready to drink today, and which spares freshness and concentration around fine notes of red fruits. ” (Vintage 2013)
Elle à Table 2016: Gold Medal (Vintage 2014)