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mercurey 1er cru 'la chassiere' 2016

mercurey, france


VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER: Philippe Garrey

VINEYARD: In the family for generations, 'La Chassière' is a 1 Ha plot with sandy soils, which hold a higher temperature, producing rounder, more concentrated wines; ideal eastern exposure.

FARMING: Biodynamic, certified by Demeter; no chemicals used; rows grassed over; natural fertilizers (green manure) and treatments of the vines (infusions of nettle, chamomile, etc); hand-harvest into small crates with severe sorting in the vineyard.

WINEMAKING: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; grapes partially destemmed; bottled by hand, with gravity.

AGING: 12 months in 10% new Burgundian barrels from the forest of Fontainebleau, followed by 6 months in small stainless steel vats to blend different barrels

TASTING NOTES: Beautiful, bright ruby color. Elegant nose with floral notes over a background of fresh red berries. Full mouth with depth and fine tannins.