Mercurey

Elisabeth de Valois

Youthful notes of Pinot Noir typical from Mercurey terroir and nice mineral and peppery undertones.

Vineyard
Vinification
Ageing
Tasting
Story

A middle-hillside southfacing slope at 320 meters of altitude. Located on the Eastern part of Mercurey with a rather cold climate.

Terroir

Deep limestone clay soil. 

Vines

60 years old vines of Pinot Noir.  

Early manual harvesting in 20 kgs baskets. 100 % destemmed then selection on sorting table. Pellicular maceration of 5 days prior to alcoholic fermentation with natural yeast. Pumping-over twice daily.

10 months in traditional French oak barrels. 40 % of new barrels, others having previously welcomed 1 or 2 wines.
Bottling in November.

Youthful notes of Pinot Noir typical from Mercurey terroir (raspberry, red currant, sour cherry) and nice mineral and peppery undertones. Mercurey Villages is vinified and aged to be enjoyed when young with 2 or 3 years of bottle ageing.

A boire

2019 - 2022

Elisabeth de Valois, often called Elisabeth de France, died at the age of 23, on October 3rd, 1568. Her marriage by proxy to Philip II at age 14 made her Queen of Spain, Naples and Sicily, as well as Duchess of Burgundy.