Mercurey 1er Cru "Champs Martin"
AOC Premier Cru
Mercurey was named after the Roman temple built here to honour the god Mercury. With 650 ha (1606 acres), 85 "village" vineyards and 32 Premier Crus, Mercurey is the largest of the Co?te Chalonnaise’s appellations.
In 2005, Albert Bichot’s estates spread to the Chalonnaise slopes, with the creation of "Domaine Ade?lie" with more than 4 ha (9.8 acres) in the Mercurey appellation. This vineyard faces south. The wine’s finesse tempers all of the power this terroir could have.
This Mercurey Premier Cru "Champs Martin" is fresh, fine and fragrant. Slightly oaked notes complement black fruit aromas on the nose, along with scents of violet, blueberry, blackberry and liquorice. Fleshy and velvety on the palate with flavours of strawberry and vanilla. Highly aromatic finish.
A fine accompaniment to red meats whether grilled, roasted or in red wine sauce, feathered game and mild cheeses.
Serving and keeping
Serve at 15°C. (59°F).
This wine may be enjoyed when young to fully benefit from its fruitiness or it may be laid down for between 5 and 7 years.
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