Mercurey 1er Cru

Elisabeth de Valois

Coming from a cold climate, Mercurey Ier Cru is discreet and withdrawn in its early youth but shows a real potential of bottle aging. 


Western part of Mercurey, a plot of Premier Cru, Climat La Bondue. The steep slope and its East/South-East facing guarantee early exposure to sunlight.


Limestone clay soil, close to bedrock. Red ground, rich in iron oxide.


Average of 40 years old Pinot Noir. 

Hand picked. 20 days of fermentation in open-top wooden tanks. Daily light pumping over. 100% destemmed harvest. 

18 months of ageing in traditional Bourguignonne pièces with 50% of new oak. Malolatic fermentation started lately in spring.

Bottling in December.

Coming from a cold climate, this Mercurey 1er Cru is already open and seductive. Its smoky nose reveals notes of blackcurrant and blueberry. An affordable 1er cru in its youth.


Within 8 years

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.

Bourgogne Aujourd'hui - Juin 2021

Millésime 2018
16,5/20 - Issue du Premier Cru La Bondue, cette cuvée révèle des arômes de mûres écrasées, d'épices douces, de cacao... Le vin est riche, suave, velouté, plein de fruit et bien équilibré. 

Millésime 2019