Mercurey White Premier Cru En Sazenay

Domaine Michel Juillot bottle of Mercurey White Premier Cru En Sazenay

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Color: White
Grape: Chardonnay
Dates of plantation: 1985, 2000
Soil: clayey-limestone «oolithiques» layered limestone grey and cherts on surface
Aspect: South East
Altitude: 264 meters
Annual production: 2,820 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.

14 months in oak barrel – 20% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed – Fining before bottling.

Allen Meadows: “Generous but not dominant wood frames notes of pear, white pear and honeysuckle aromas. An abundance of dry extract adds density to the suave medium weight flavors that terminate in a citrus-inflected, clean and markedly dry finish. This succulent effort should also drink well almost immediately if desired.”

“Le Pâté Chaud de Sandre, Crème de Cerfeuil”
(Hot block sander, chervil cream)
Ideally served at: 11° – 13°C – Ageing potential: 5 – 7 years

Allen Meadows: 89/2014+ (Vintage 2011) – 89/2016+ (Vintage 2012) – 88/2017+ (Vintage 2013)
Concours de la Côte Chalonnaise 2013: Gold medal (Vintage 2011)
2014: Silver medal (Vintage 2012)
2015: Gold medal (Vintage 2013)
Guide Hachette des vins 2014: Favorite – 2/3 – “Adorned with a clear golden robe, it is shining and luminous. On the nose, white flowers and anise blend with the fresh notes of the lemon. The mouth is round and greedy, supported by a vivacity and a wooded adjusted.” (Vintage 2011)