Mercurey 2017

FAIVELEY

Mercurey
2017

$45.51*

* Suggested retail price

20 case(s) available

Product code
486217
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Burgundy
Subregion
Côte Chalonnaise
Appellation
Mercurey
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 100 %
Color
Red
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About this winery

Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...

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Notes about product

This Côte Chalonnaise village takes its name from the God Mercury (God of trade). Mercurey is intersected by the Agrippa road which linked Chalon-sur-Saône to Autun in the Roman era. The wines of Mercurey have given this village its reputation throughout the world. Mercurey is one of the largest wine regions in Bourgogne with over 600 ha of vignes.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wine was punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 15 to 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation was complete. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (10%).

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red in colour with notes of fresh red fruits and spice on the nose. This wine is a pleasure to drink thanks to its smooth, fruity attack and delicate, silky tannins. This well-balanced and intensely aromatic wine will win over wine experts and amateurs alike.

*Revues de presse*

Wine Spectator

- 91 points -

2019

Fine depth of flavor and juicy cherry fruit mark this red. Licorice, plum, spice and stone notes complement the core of ripe cherry. Harmonious enough to enjoy now.

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