Mercurey White Premier Clos des Barraults

Domaine Michel Juillot bottle of Mercurey White Premier Clos des Barraults

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Color: White
Grape: Chardonnay
Dates of plantation: 1989, 1995
Soil: clayey-limestone, clear marl, gravel and pebbles clear on surface
Aspect: South, South West
Altitude: 295 meters
Annual production: 4,560 bottles

Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – Full bunches in the press – 12 hours settling of the big lees – Fermentation in oak barrel – Temperature control – Natural yeast.

12 months in oak barrel – 25% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed – Fining before bottling.

Allen Meadows: “There is a hint of tropical to the dried apricot, mango, white peach and honeysuckle suffused nose that is trimmed in noticeable but still discreet wood toast. There is fine density to the delicious and seductively textured medium weight flavors that brim with dry extract that should allow the wood treatment that resurfaces on the balanced and persistent finish to be successfully absorbed in time. This is really quite good and while this could be enjoyed young my sense is that a good deal more complexity will develop with 2 to 3 years of bottle age.”

“Le Saumon de Norvège mariné à l’Aneth”
(Norwegian salmon marinated in dill)
Ideally served at: 11° – 13°C – Ageing potential: 7 – 9 years

Allen Meadows: 89/2014+ (Vintage 2011) – 91/2017+ (Vintage 2012) – 90/2018+ (Vintage 2013)
Tastevinage 2013 (Vintage 2011)
Tastevinage 2015 (Vintage 2013)
Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2015: 15/20 “The Clos des Barraults is rich with amplitude.” (Vintage 2011)
Le Point 4th September 2014: 17,5/20 – “Nose hazel, pear, mouth stretched, fresh, long, elegant, tasty; Beautiful work on maturing.” (Vintage 2012)
Wine Spectator 2015: 89/100 – “The fine balance in this open white allows the peach, apple and baking spice flavors to shine. Fresh and focused on the finish. Drink now through 2019.” (Vintage 2012)
Bettane & Desseauve 2016: 15,5/20 / 2017-2023 (Vintage 2013)
Concours des vins de la Côte Chalonnaise 2017: Médaille d’or (Vintage 2015)