Dates of plantation: 1973, 1990
Soil: clayey-limestone and marl, alternating gravels limestone pebbles on surface
Aspect: South, South West
Altitude: 309 meters
Annual production: 4,440 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 – 30% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed – Fining before bottling.
Allen Meadows: “Here too there is enough residual sulfur present to make decanting this advisable in order to allow the fresh citrus, essence of pear, spice and wide-ranging floral elements to shine. There is that lovely sense of underlying tension to the lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that display just enough wood to notice on the palate coating finish. This is quite good and should be accessible young but offer a few years of upside development potential.”
“Le Tian de Saint-Jacques Beurre Monté”
(The tian of Saint-Jacques butter sauce)
Ideally served at: 11° – 13°C – Ageing potential: 6 – 8 years
AWARDS AND PRESS MARKS
Allen Meadows: 90/2015+ (Vintage 2011) – 90/2017+ (Vintage 2012) – 89/2018+ (Vintage 2013)
Revue des vins de France April 2013: 15,5/20 – “A good example of the Mercurey’s pebble licks! A flavored flint aromatic which presents a frank juice with digestible flavor with notes of green pear. This wine offers a nice balanced length.” (Vintage 2010)
Bettane & Desseauve 2016: 15/20 / 2016-2022 (Vintage 2013)
Tastevinage 2015 (Vintage 2013)