Mercurey

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  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE CHALONNAISE

  • Creation of the appellation

    11 septembre 1936,

  • Coulour

    Reds - Pinot Noir.
    Whites - Chardonnay.

  • 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

  • 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.
     

Wine Characteristics - Mercurey

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 - Mercurey

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.
 

Situation - Mercurey

Situation

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.
 

Terroirs - Mercurey

Terroirs

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.

 

 

 

 

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

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

Clos de ParadisClos des BarraultsClos des grands VoyensClos des MyglandsClos MarcillyClos TonnerreClos VoyensGrand Clos FortoulGriffèresLa BondueLa CaillouteLa ChassièreLa LevrièreLa MissionLe Clos du RoyLe Clos l'EvêqueLes ByotsLes Champs MartinLes CombinsLes CrêtsLes CroichotsLes FourneauxLes MontaigusLes NauguesLes PuilletsLes RuellesLes SaumontsLes VaséesLes VelleyLes Vignes BlanchesSazenay

Lieux-dits

Bourg BassotBourg-NeufChamireyChamp LadoyChamp PillotChamp RoinClos Château de MontaiguClos des HayesClos FortoulClos Rochette-MauvarennesCreu de MontelonsEn BoussoyEn GrillotEn Pierre MilleyEn TheurotEs MontelonsEtroyesGarnerotLa BrigadièreLa CharméeLa ChiquetteLa CorvéeLa CreuseLa Croix RousseLa PerrièreLa PillotteLa Plante ChasseyLe Bois CassienLe BourgLe Clos la MarcheLe Clos LaurentLe Clos RondLe CloseauLe CrêtLe FourneauLe Meix de la GuinardeLe Meix FoulotLe Meix FrappéLe Puits BrintetLe Saut MuchiauLes BacsLes Berlands-FramboisièreLes Bois de LalierLes BosebutsLes BussièresLes CarabyLes CaudroyesLes ChaumellottesLes ChavancesLes CheneaultsLes CreuxLes DouésLes MarcoeursLes MontelonsLes MontotsLes MoréesLes MorinsLes MurgersLes MussiauxLes NoiteronsLes ObusLes PlantesLes ProngesLes RochellesLes VarennesLes VauxLes Vignes d'OrgeLes Vignes de la BouthièreLes Vignes des ChazeauxLes VillerangesMeix AdenotMipont ChâteauRopitonSarrazineTouchesVigne de MaillongeVignes du Chapître
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