Les Margotons
Mercurey
2009

The Terroir and its vines

The Domaine opted for Mercurey to choose a first terroir suitable to Chardonnay. In 2005, it acquired a 61 ares vine located at the top of  "la Creuse”, a small area overlooking the Champs Martin Premiers Crus.

The vines are planted on white limestone marl soil suitable for Chardonnay. Facing east/north-east, it is harvested after the other plots of the domaine. The vines were planted in 1987.

 

The 2009 Vintage

A sunny year enabled us to bring in a very healthy, ripe harvest. The grapes were picked on 20 September.

The yield was 42 hectolitres per hectare.

The wines were fermented and matured entirely in oak barrels, with 40% new barrels. Production was 3,200 bottles.

 

Colour: golden yellow with a few hints of green.

Nose: hawthorn and acacia

Palate: lively and full-bodied, notes of quince, a slight woodiness that needs more time to become integrated.

Recommendations:

- wait until 2015/2016 for this wine to reach its full potential

- serve with fish, white meat, goat's cheese and comté

Creation Vinium
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération