Cellier des Dames - Mercurey Rouge - 2019 - 750 ml
Order by the case to get the best price
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
Youthful notes of Pinot Noir typical from Mercurey terroir and nice mineral and peppery undertones.
The Cellier des Dames wines narrate the story of many of the “Dames de Bourgogne“, who, in their way, shaped what Burgundy became. At the forefront of the historical scene, these ladies associated with (and sometimes, but not always, married) the famous Dukes of Burgundy. These handcrafted wines have been created in their honour and in recognition of the impacts they had on the region, its vineyards, and its famous appellations. You’ll find the story of each Dame on the back label of their cuvée.
Jeanne la Folle, Joanna the Mad, Juana la Loca, Johanna die Wahnsinnige: everyone can give the name they want to Joan I of Castile, Duchess of Burgundy. And to appropriate the mad fate of this romantic character whose infinite love leads to madness. But was Jeanne really mad; is it not rather the embodiment of the madness of men?
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 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.
Vinification: 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.
Ageing: 10 months in traditional French oak barrels. 40 % of new barrels, others having previously welcomed 1 or 2 wines.
Bottling in November.