Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Mix of clay and limestone
Site : In the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, South of Côte de Beaune, the vineyards of Mercurey are mainly planted with Pinot Noir. Located mid slope, facing South-East.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced wines with very pure aromas and a very fresh structure.
Tasting : Beautiful ruby colour. Floral fragrances mixed with aromas of cherries and liquorice. Concentrated and well-structured. Very pure fruit. Well-integrated tannins. Dense and voluminous. Generous and refreshing aftertaste.
Food pairing : Enjoy with red or white meat, and a wide variety of French cheeses.