MERCUREY RED 2016
Largest appellation of Burgundy in area with more than 600 hectares, the red Mercurey is often compared to the Pommard for its strong and solid profile ... But there are many different Mercurey depending on localities and producers.
Here, a hand-picked Mercurey that privileges the delicacy and the expression of the wine, on a splendid 2015 vintage which gives pride of place to the fruit.
This red Mercurey 2015 offers indeed a fruity and at the same time structured. The tannins are present and participate in the power of a wine already very pleasant thanks to the beautiful maturity and the ideal health of the grapes.
The Mercurey Rouge Domaine Meix de la Croix is a wine aged in oak barrels for 18 months, in a precise and delicate: the woody remains discreet, brings matter and aromas but does not hide the wine.
The guard of this wine of Mercurey will be possible still 4 to 6 years.
Serving temperature: 15 to 16 °
Food-wine pairing: wine to drink with red meats, game or dishes in sauce.
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Domaine le Meix de la Croix
The field Meix de la Croix is very precisely in the valley of Vaux, in the village of Saint-Denis de Vaux. Fabienne and Pierre Saint Arroman run this family estate of 8 hectares located between the famous villages of Givry and Mercurey. Beaune is about thirty kilometers north and chalon sur saone about fifteen kilometers to the east.
Particularly attached to the notion of terroir, vinification traditionnellet and winemaking quality respectful of the vineyard and the environment, Fabienne and Pierre Saint-Arroman offer a beautiful range of high quality Burgundy wines at very attractive prices .
The wines made by the domain:
- Mercurey red
- Burgundy Pinot Noir
- Burgundy Chardonnay
- Burgundy Aligote
- Crémant de Bourgogne
- Crémant de Bourgogne rosé
- Burgundy Rosé
More information about the estate's wines: www.saint-arroman.com
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.