THE MERCUREY, IT’S …
… AN EXCEPTONAL WINE IN
The Domaine Michel Juillot covers 31 hectares across the Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune. Created in 1928 in Mercurey, his vineyard is composed by 21 hectares of Pinot Noir and 10 hectares of Chardonnay. This is a production of 180,000 bottles, over twenty appellations, half of Premiers and Grands Crus, which comes out every year from the winery.
The Mercurey appellation, a 650 hectares area, offers to winemakers rich and various soil. It is thanks to this particular terroir, that the wines have a beautiful natural structure. A least intrusive vinification as possible is done to keep these seductive properties found in the wines from Domaine Michel Juillot.
… THE EXPRESSION OF A GREAT
«We provide the same care in the work of all parcels we exploit because our added value is in the terroir. The difference between a grand cru, a premier cru, a Village or a Bourgogne generic wine, comes from the soil, the earth, the sun and the grape in its environment», said Laurent Juillot.
The estate integrates a great respect for the environment, in a quality goal. Every year harvest are made by hand, and a selection of grapes on a sorting table allow to keep only the best.
The wine is a unique drink that turns over time. Since the birth of the grapes on the vine until its explosion of flavors in the mouth of the taster. Each environment in which it evolves is unique and will give him so all his expression and all its magic a few months later. It is a story of patience and passion.
… A STORY AND A PASSION OF A
The wine is a story of sharing and include expertise. Laurent Juillot is the fourth generation of winemakers, and uses all the family’s knowledge, control and senbility, already present in Mercurey in the fourteenth century.
Real passionate, he transmits his values and his passion for the wines of his estate through experience over several trips to other wineries abroad. All his know-how is reflected in every vintage, in which he committed developing wines full of personality and emotions.
Constantly seeking to improve the quality, he adapts over the years his method of production. Since 2007, the use of a vertical press provides very silky tannins without bitterness. In recent years, his work has focused on the identification of indigenous yeasts of each plot. The vatting by gravity also keeps intact all the fruitiness potential of the grapes.
… A RECOGNITION FROM THE
For decades the wines of Domaine Michel Juillot get maximum visibility in the French and international reference guides, in recognition of great work and a number of restaurants, among the most quoted, have trusted in singular expression of these cuvées.
Almost half of the production is thus found on the tables of countries around the world, from America to Asia, to Africa and Oceania, without forgetting the old continent. The other part is sold in France through different distribution channels.