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"Coming from a cold climate, Mercurey Ier Cru is discreet and withdrawn in its early youth but shows a real potential of bottle aging."
12 months of ageing in traditional Bourguignonne pièces with 50 % of new oak. Malolatic fermentation started lately in spring.
Bottling in December.
Tasting notes: Coming from a cold climate, Mercurey Ier Cru is discreet and withdrawn in its early youth but shows a real potential of bottle aging. Its smoky nose also brings notes of blackcurrant and blueberry.
Story: 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.
Every true wine lover could write his or her love story with Burgundy. A first visit, the first time being thunderstruck by a wine, the revelation and sure knowledge that this place, and its wines, are something unique and special. For Francois Bannier, it was a Genevrières one grey, cold evening in November when the Chardonnay in his glass became the warm sunshine of springtime. For Gregory Hecht, a Clos de l'Arlot, from the very first place where he began his studies as an intern in 1993. And in Dijon, that same year, when the two, then students, met in the classrooms of the Master of Wine course they both were taking. Later, the two, now fast friends, created their winery in the south of France which bears their names, Hecht & Bannier. But Burgundy was never far away. Both knew they would have to return.
And so, this year, 2019, the Celliers des Dames was born, a negociant, and soon, a domaine, the Domaine du Jardin des Dames, blessed by a small vineyard. A new, and crazy challenge to return to the source, the vineyard, Burgundy, where both had learned their trade. Burgundy : the rarest and most exclusive vineyard in the world.
The "Dames de Bourgogne" pictured on the labels are the spokespeople. These women of yesterday, serenaded by Francois Villon, whose long shadows, visions and loves, formed from the earth itself, the terroirs, the Climats, now eternel, of Burgundy.
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