Domaine Faiveley

Bourgogne, France

Mercurey Vieilles Vignes Rouge — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • This Côte Chalonnaise village takes its name from the God Mercury (God of trade). Mercurey is intersected by the Agrippa road which linked Chalon-sur-Saône to Autun in the Roman era. The wines of Mercurey have given this village its reputation throughout the world. Mercurey is one of the largest wine regions in Bourgogne with over 600 ha of vignes.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
    • Size: 27.25 ha
    • Vine Age: Years planted: 1962, 1978, 1981
    • Soil: Clay-limestone
    • Exposure: South-East
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Partial whole cluster fermentation with twice daily pumpovers for a 15-19 day vatting period
    • Barrel Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels- 10% new oak
    • Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
    • Fining: No Fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Our “vieilles vignes” (old vines) are over thirty years old and produce an exceptionally aromatic wine that offers a true reflection of its Mercurey terroirs.

      The palate reveals a smooth, fruity attack and evolves towards notes of ripe red berries and a touch of vanilla. An intensely aromatic wine with a delicate structure and silky smooth tannins that will win over wine experts and amateurs alike.