Mercurey 1er Cru Les Puillets Rouge 2020, Château de Chamilly, 6 x 75cl

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Produced from 50 year old vines, planted on south-east facing vineyards with iron rich soils, this wine is aged in 20% new oak for 12 months oak with a further 6 months in stainless steel tank.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Genres:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte Chalonnaise
Sub Sub Region:
Mercurey
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2023 +
£140.00
 

Château de Chamilly

Château de Chamilly stands in the heart of a green valley situated to the north of the Côte Chalonnaise, 20 minutes south of Beaune. It was built during the 17th century by Noël Bouton (lieutenant general of the armies of King Louis XIV, Governor of Strasbourg and Marquis of Chamilly), on the foundations of a 14th century fortified farm. The Desfontaine family bought it, along with the surrounding land, at the beginning of the 19th century. Taken with the buildings, the land and the incomparable lifestyle, the Desfontaine family continually restore and develop the surroundings.

Tasting Notes

A ripe nose of crunchy red fruits, sweetened by a dollop of cherry liqueur and balanced by a green tea savoury edge. The 50 year old vines, planted on iron-rich soils gave just a meagre 20-25hi per ha in 2020, 40% less than the average harvest. The wine shows tremendous succulence, grip and generous layers of ripe berry fruit, oak and some minerality, woven around soft tannins that firm up as the fruit develops.

Vinification

Aged in 20% new oak for 12 months oak with a further 6 months in stainless steel tank.

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