Mercurey 1er Cru “Clos Du Roy” — 2021
This small parcel, known as a ‘clos’, formerly belonged to the Kings of France. It was considered one of the appellation’s best parcels and was purchased by the Faiveley family in 1971. This wine could be compared to a Côte de Nuits village in terms of its delicate tannins and length on the palate.
- Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
- Size: 0.39 ha
- Vine Age: Years planted: 1971, 1982
- Soil: Clay-limestone, white marls
- Exposure: South, South-West
- Fermentation: Partial whole cluster fermentation with twice daily pumpovers for a 15-19 day vatting period
- Barrel Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels- 30% new oak
- Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
- Fining: No Fining
- Alcohol: 13.5%
The nose exudes small red fruits combined with notes of oak and spice. The palate offers good balance, rich aromas, and delicate tannins resulting in a very distinctive wine with exceptional aromatic persistence.