From a single clos within the most prestigious vineyards of Mercurey, restored by Patrice de Jeu to its full glory. Fully enclosed by a stone wall, the 60 year old vines are protected from severe frosts while being nourished by the water table which sits below the clay-limestone soils. The Pinot Noir is harvested by hand, with each bunch selected carefully before picking, and placed into small drilled boxes to avoid maceration. Fully destemmed before pressing, this wine is matured in a combination of new but mainly old oak barrels for up to 13 months.
Showing great evolution, this is bitter cherry Mercurey at its best. An ethereal and very pretty nose revealing spicy, ripe cherry fruit aromas and gentle tertiary characters. The palate is similarly fragrant, moreish and very long on the finish.
This red would work well with game; ideally pot roasted pheasant, but could also cut through pan fried duck or a roast goose.