Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey Clos des Ruelles Premier Cru Rouge 2018  Front Label
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Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey Clos des Ruelles Premier Cru Rouge 2018

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  • RP91
  • W&S91
750ML / 15% ABV
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750ML / 15% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Ruby color with purple reflects, complex nose showing some licorice, black fruits and pepper notes. Nice structure with polished tannins. Good length.

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WS 92
Wine Spectator
Though luscious and saturated with blackberry, black cherry and plum flavors, this red is also dense and well-constructed, with elements of chocolate and spice on the long finish. Fine harmony. Drink now through 2030.
D 92
The Château de Chamirey owns a pretty tasty slice of this Premier Cru at 2.53ha on red and iron soils. The result is impressively textured and concentrated, with supple tannins and smooth raspberry and strawberry fruit flavours embellished by 25% new wood. The balance is just right on this superior Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Mercurey 1er Cru Les Ruelles opens in the glass with notes of cassis, plums, smoked meats and sweet soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy, with fine depth and concentration, bright acids and a flavorful finish, it's a definite success.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits
Clean, red-fruited Burgundy, this wine's flavors travel from peach to cherry to plum. That fruit is dressed up in oak, but not buried in it, and it's the lovely fruit that lasts. Pour it with beef filet.
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Chateau de Chamirey

Chateau de Chamirey

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Chateau de Chamirey, France
Built in the 17th century, the historic winery at the Château de Chamirey has been renovated in a traditional style, using high-quality, locally-made materials, including Corton stone, Burgundy oak, and aged glass and metal. In 1934, Marquis de Jouennes produced the first bottle of red Mercurey under Château de Chamirey’s name. The estate consists of 37 hectares (15 of which are Premier Cru) reflecting the diverse soils and micro climates found within the Mercurey appellation.
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Mercurey Wine

Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy

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Beloved for its deep and flavorful reds made of Pinot Noir, Mercurey is the largest and most important village in the Côte Chalonnaise of Burgundy with most of its vineyards tucked away in hillsides or stretched along the aptly-named “Golden Valley.” This valley, sheltered from the moist and cool air that funnels along at lower elevations, is ideal for ripening Pinot noir.

Mercurey follows strict yield laws, similar to those at the Côte d’Or village level, promoting the development of deep, full, concentrated and age-worthy Pinot noirs. In their youth, a chewy and rich structure supports flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Age brings notes of underbrush, tobacco and cocoa.

While Pinot Noir claims the majority of Mercurey vineyard acreage, Chardonnay does grow here and produces uniqely floral and spicey scented white wines.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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