Chateau de Chamirey - Mercurey - red - 2017 - 375 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“There are fully 60,000 bottles of the 2017 Mercurey Blanc, a pretty wine that bursts from the glass with scents of pear, green apple and pastry cream, followed by a medium to full-bodied, pure and fleshy palate that's buttressed by racy acidity and concludes with a mouthwatering finish.”William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Built in the early 18th Century, Château de Chamirey has a unique position on the Mercurey vineyard. The Domaine consists in 37 hectares reflecting the diverse soils and micro climates found within the appellation. In 1934, the Marquis de Jouennes, as a forerunner, decides to bottle the wines of Château de Chamirey, at the Domaine. Then, his son-in-law, Bertrand Devillard, carried on his work and extended the Domaine in the best terroirs of Mercurey, to reach its present size of 95 acres. Nowadays, Amaury et Aurore Devillard represent the 5th generation of Burgundy people, wine’s men and women.
From: France, Burgundy, Cote Chalonnaise, Mercurey
Terroir: This white Mercurey is coming from 6 different plots accross the village.
Climat & Sol: the diversity and tipicity of each plot reflect their richness in this white Mercurey. The soil is mainly composed in clay and limestone with a limestone predominance.
Winemaking: To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand. Full clusters. Following the pneumatic press, juices stay in a vat overnight for a cool settling down and then are directly filled in barrels by gravity. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in barrels.
Aging: Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 litres barrels as well as 400 litres barrels during 11 months with around 15% of new barrels. We only use light toasted French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests. Light filtration before bottling.
Pairing: salty cake, Lorraine quiche, tartar or white meats