Beloved for its deep and flavorful reds ...
Beloved for its deep and flavorful reds made of Pinot noir, Mercurey is the largest and most important village in the Côte Chalonnaise with most of its vineyards tucked away in hillsides or stretched along the aptly-named “Golden Valley.” This valley, sheltered from the moist and cool air that funnels along at lower elevations, is ideal for ripening Pinot noir.
Mercurey follows strict yield laws, similar to those at the Côte d’Or village level, promoting the development of deep, full, concentrated and age-worthy Pinot noirs. In their youth, a chewy and rich structure supports flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Age brings notes of underbrush, tobacco and cocoa.
While Pinot noir claims the majority of Mercurey vineyard acreage, Chardonnay does grow here and produces uniqely floral and spicey scented white wines.
Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos Rochette Monopole Blanc 2004Chardonnay from Mercurey, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Domaine de la Croix Jacquelet Red 2004Pinot Noir from Mercurey, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France