Chateau de Chamirey - Mercurey 1er Cru Champs-Martin - red - 2016 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“From a south-facing site with calcareous soils, the 2016 Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin stood out as a particular success this year, offering up an ethereal bouquet of red currant, griotte cherry, potpourri and citrus zest, elegantly framed by new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent, with beautifully refined tannins and a long, pure and penetrating finish. It was vinified with about one-third whole cluster, which has worked very well.” William Kelley, The 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 Cham irey, 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 1er Cru
Variety: Pinot Noir
Food pairing: Marvellously match with « boeuf bourguignon », rosbeef and cheeses as Pont-l'Evêque, Livarot and Epoisses
Total area: 3,089 hectares (7,629 acres)
Climat & soil: South/South West facing concave slope, dark brown soil with chalky borders