Bourgogne and its appellations



Reds - Pinot Noir.
Whites - Chardonnay.

Wine Characteristics

Red: their colour is a deep, profound ruby. This crisp-fruited wine evokes strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. Age brings in notes of underbrush, spicy tobacco notes and cocoa beans. In the mouth this wine is rich, full-bodied, and chewy. In its youth, the tannins of this wine lend it a mineral firmness.

When aged, it is attractively rounded and meaty.
White: a typical Chardonnay gold, it varies in its degree of paleness and is flecked with green. It boasts aromas of white flowers (mayflower, acacia), hazelnut, almond, and spices (cinnamon, pepper). A touch of flint is a trademark of this wine. Full of flavour, it is an eminently drinkable wine.

Wine Steward’s Tip

Red: rich, meaty and solidly put together, Mercurey, secure in its position among the royalty of wines, brings out the best from beef rib steaks, or joints of beef or lamb, braised or in sauce. Roast pork is well suited to its rich aromas, as are poultry-based stews. Exotic dishes likewise prove worthy partners for this wine. As for the cheeseboard, this wine harmonizes equally well with either mild, soft cheeses or aged versions.
Serving temperatures: 14 to 15°C for young wines, 15 to 16°C for older wines.

White: its spicy and floral bouquet and juicy appeal destin it to partner grilled fish or fish in sauce, cooked seafood, asian cuisine, and hard cheeses. White Mercurey can also make a wonderful pre-dinner drink.
Serving temperature: 11 to 13°C.


Mercurey, situated in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise (12 kilometres from Chalon-sur-Saône) is one the foremost appellations of Bourgogne. Protected from moisture-bearing winds, tucked away in its hillsides or stretched along the aptly-named “Golden Valley” the vineyards stretch as far as the neighbouring village of Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu. The AOC status was instituted in 1923.
Reunited by means of the Brotherhood of the Chanteflûte, created in 1971, the local winemakers are dedicated to enjoying the wines of Mercurey and promoting them to the world.


The vines grow at heights of 230 to 320 metres. They spread over marls and marly calcic soils of Oxfordian limestone. On the eastern side, they grow in calcic and marly soils. In the west crystalline Jurassic rocks are overlain by gravels. Part of the vineyards belong to the Bathonien. On these white limey soils and red clays, the vines are truly at home.

Mercurey, as seen by Amaury Devillard 

Mercurey explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Clos de Paradis
  • Clos des Barraults
  • Clos des grands Voyens
  • Clos des Myglands
  • Clos Marcilly
  • Clos Tonnerre
  • Clos Voyens
  • Grand Clos Fortoul
  • Griffères
  • La Bondue
  • La Cailloute
  • La Chassière
  • La Levrière
  • La Mission
  • Le Clos du Roy
  • Le Clos l'Evêque
  • Les Byots
  • Les Champs Martin
  • Les Combins
  • Les Crêts
  • Les Croichots
  • Les Fourneaux
  • Les Montaigus
  • Les Naugues
  • Les Puillets
  • Les Ruelles
  • Les Saumonts
  • Les Vasées
  • Les Velley
  • Les Vignes Blanches
  • Sazenay


  • Bourg Bassot
  • Bourg-Neuf
  • Chamirey
  • Champ Ladoy
  • Champ Pillot
  • Champ Roin
  • Clos Château de Montaigu
  • Clos des Hayes
  • Clos Fortoul
  • Clos Rochette-Mauvarennes
  • Creu de Montelons
  • En Boussoy
  • En Grillot
  • En Pierre Milley
  • En Theurot
  • Es Montelons
  • Etroyes
  • Garnerot
  • La Brigadière
  • La Charmée
  • La Chiquette
  • La Corvée
  • La Creuse
  • La Croix Rousse
  • La Perrière
  • La Pillotte
  • La Plante Chassey
  • Le Bois Cassien
  • Le Bourg
  • Le Clos la Marche
  • Le Clos Laurent
  • Le Clos Rond
  • Le Closeau
  • Le Crêt
  • Le Fourneau
  • Le Meix de la Guinarde
  • Le Meix Foulot
  • Le Meix Frappé
  • Le Puits Brintet
  • Le Saut Muchiau
  • Les Bacs
  • Les Berlands-Framboisière
  • Les Bois de Lalier
  • Les Bosebuts
  • Les Bussières
  • Les Caraby
  • Les Caudroyes
  • Les Chaumellottes
  • Les Chavances
  • Les Cheneaults
  • Les Creux
  • Les Doués
  • Les Marcoeurs
  • Les Montelons
  • Les Montots
  • Les Morées
  • Les Morins
  • Les Murgers
  • Les Mussiaux
  • Les Noiterons
  • Les Obus
  • Les Plantes
  • Les Pronges
  • Les Rochelles
  • Les Varennes
  • Les Vaux
  • Les Vignes d'Orge
  • Les Vignes de la Bouthière
  • Les Vignes des Chazeaux
  • Les Villeranges
  • Meix Adenot
  • Mipont Château
  • Ropiton
  • Sarrazine
  • Touches
  • Vigne de Maillonge
  • Vignes du Chapître

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region


  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte Chalonnaise region (Saône-et-Loire).
    This appellation includes 32 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing communes: Mercurey, Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu.
    On the label, the appellation MERCUREY and MERCUREY PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climats of origin.

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 543.17 ha (including 148.22 ha Premier Cru).
    Whites: 105.83 ha (including 17.79 ha Premier Cru).

    *In 2018

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