Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Dates of plantation: 1958, 1963, 1970, 1990
Soil: clayey-limestone, colluvium downslope, various red, gray and tan limestone on surface
Aspect: South West, South and East
Altitude: 244 meters
Annual production: 23,000 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 fresh, ripe and pungently earthy nose of mostly red berry fruit aromas gives way to energetic, delicious and very round middle weight flavors that manage to retain a fine sense of delineation on the moderately rustic finish. The tannins are phenolically mature and while this will be accessible young it should also reward a few years in the cellar if you prefer your reds with a bit of secondary development.”
“La Galette de Rougets Barbet à la Moelle, Feuillets d’Epinards, Fumet au Mercurey Rouge”
(Red mullet and marrow in round flat cake, spinaches, red Mercurey aroma)..
Ideally served at: 16°C – Ageing potential: 4 – 5 years
AWARDS AND PRESS MARKS
Allen Meadows: 86/2015+ (Vintage 2011) – 88/2017+ (Vintage 2012) – 87/2016+ (Vintage 2013)
Concours Agricole de Paris 2013: Gold Medal (Vintage 2011)
2014: Silver Medal (Vintage 2012)
2017: Bronze Medal (Vintage 2015)
Concours des vins de la Côte Chalonnaise 2017: Gold Medal (Vintage 2015)
Capital September 2013: 16/20 – Favorite (Vintage 2011)