Les Héritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Marcilly Rouge, AOP Mercurey - Boutinot
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Les Héritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Marcilly Rouge, AOP Mercurey 2020

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Les Héritiers Saint-Genys

A wonderful expression of this exceptional terroir - the only Monopole in Mercurey.

Meet the producer

Burgundy is renowned for being a jigsaw of small plots, fitting side by side across the rolling côtes and crus, each...

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Production

From a single clos (and the only Monopole) 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 its own 'source' 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.

Tasting notes

This is bitter cherry Mercurey at its best. A bright and very pretty nose revealing spicy, ripe cherry fruit aromas and a hint of savouryness. The palate is similarly fragrant and moreish with robust tannins and long, intense finish.

Food match

This red would work well with game, ideally pot roasted pheasant, but could also cut through pan fried duck or a roast goose.

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