Mercurey Red Premier Cru Les Combins

Domaine Michel Juillot bottle of Mercurey Red Premier Cru Les Combins

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Color: Red
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Dates of plantation: 1979
Soil: clayey-limestone, clear marl, gravels and beige limestone pebbles on surface
Aspect: full South
Altitude: 275 meters
Annual production: 3,700 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 – 25% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed.

Allen Meadows: “A very mild trace of reduction detracts only mildly from the ripe raspberry liqueur and spice aromas. There is excellent richness to the extract-rich and mouth coating flavors that possess plenty of verve on the ever-so-slightly rustic, firm and persistent finish that displays a touch of austerity. In a word, excellent.”

“La Volaille de Bresse au Lard et Petits Oignons au Vin Rouge”
(Bresse chicken cooked in red wine with bacon and pickling onions)
Ideally served at: 16°C – Ageing potential: 8 – 10 years

Allen Meadows: 91/2017+ (Vintage 2010) – 88/2019+ (Vintage 2012) – 90/2019+ (Vintage 2013)
Bourgogne Aujourd’hui June-July 2012: 16/20, “Notes of black fruit on the nose. The palate is very pure, with a lovely marked by aromas of licorice length.” (Vintage 2011)
Gault Millau 2017 : 15/20 – “Very gourmand, a wine already ready to drink, which plays on concentration and elegance around notes of blackcurrant and raspberries.” (Vintage 2013)