Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes: This Mercurey is bright red with a number of ruby reflections. On the nose, there’s a broad range of red berries with red currants and raspberries, fresh at first yet candied in the end. The first impression in the mouth is both lively and supple; however, it then reveals hints of red berries and spices.
Notes: Mellecey and Saint Martin sous Montaigu Village; Elevage : 14 months in the barrel (no new barrels)
Food pairing: To be served with grilled lamb.
The Domain: As time has gone on, successive generations have developed the estate in line with technical evolutions. Romain is a member of the 6th winemaking generation.
When his grandfather Raymond took over from his own father, Henri, there were 4 hectares, no tying and fruit trees filled the vineyards. Polyculture meant there would be additional revenue to feed the horse. Raymond sold their first bottles back in the 1960s and purchased their first straddle tractor in 1966.
Later on, his two sons joined him. They gradually expanded their acreage to today’s 17 hectares. The cellar, which had been built in 1764, was completely renovated in 1994 to make room for sampling and bottle storage.
With his older brother, Laurent took over the estate from their father in 1991. Truly passionate about vineyard work, he focuses all of his energy on constantly improving the quality of their wines.