2016 Domaine Chanson Mercurey

Mercurey domaine Chanson
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Mercurey 2016

Grape: Pinot Noir

Soil: Clay-limestone

Location: In the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, south of the Côte de Beaune, the Mercurey vineyard is mainly planted with Pinot Noir. The vineyard is located on the hillsides facing South-East.

The 2016 Vintage: After a cold and rainy winter followed by an episode of frost in April, mild and rainy weather took over in early May and contributed to a slightly delayed flowering, causing millerandage in many plots (small grapes ). In June, the hot and dry summer set in for a long time and the harvest began at the end of September under a beautiful sun. Vinification: after fermentation in whole bunches for two weeks, the red wines are aged in oak barrels in our 15th century cellars for a period ranging from 14 to 18 months, with a moderate proportion of new barrels.

Tasting: Beautiful ruby color. Notes of violet on aromas of raspberry mixed with scents of spices. Concentrated and complex. Very nice aromatic combination. Dense texture on well-integrated tannins. Very good persistence.

Food and wine pairings: Red and white meats and cheeses.