Mercurey 1er Cru "Les Combins"
AOC Premier Cru
Mercurey was named after the Roman temple built here to honour the god Mercury. Boasting 650 ha (1,600 acres), 85 plots and 32 Premier Crus, Mercurey is the largest of the Côte Chalonnaise’s appellations. The origin of this vineyard’s name is said to refer to the hilliness of the area that is even more pronounced due to the valleys (combes) near the wine-producing hillside.
This Mercurey Premier Cru boasts a subtle blend of citrus and red fruit on the nose with some spice and a hint of tobacco. Straightforward and linear, this wine is endowed with very dense structure and pleasing tannins against a mineral backdrop.
Ideal with red grilled meat, roasted or in red wine sauce, feathered game, and both mild and full-flavoured cheeses.
Serving and keeping
Serve between 14 and 16°C (57-60°F)
This wine may be enjoyed now or laid down for 5 to 7 years or more.
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